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ABOUT


My name is Melissa Diamond. 

I am a content strategist, social entrepreneur, artist, and professional speaker. I hold a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development from the University of Bradford, where I was a Rotary Peace Fellow, and a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace and Conflict from the University of Richmond.

My experiences in content strategy include the development and implementation of brand strategies for non-profit organizations, as well as brand consulting for individuals and start-ups. I have also produced reports to convey key data on behalf of international organizations, including the International Organization for Migration.


My social entrepreneurship endeavors include the establishment of A Global Voice for Autism, a non-governmental organization that equips conflict-affected communities to support the development and success of children with autism and trauma-related behavioral challenges, and the co-founding of the Roots for Refugees initiative.


As an artist, I translate my global experiences into prose and images that connect viewers with untold stories from the places I have been lucky to call home. Professional speaking engagements have taken me to over 73 countries on six continents, where I have spoken to audiences of 10-10,000 about social entrepreneurship, refugee integration and support, and youth empowerment.