Melanie Shiree joined the Simons Foundation as events coordinator for the division of Math and Physical Sciences (MPS) in 2021. Prior to joining the MPS team, Shiree worked as a coordinator at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) and before moving to NYC was an office manager for the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and the Language Center at the University of Rochester in New York. She is co-founder of The Sharon Group, a communications company specializing in digital and social media. Shiree received an M.B.A. from Medaille College and a B.A. in communication studies from Canisius College, both in Buffalo, New York.