Brandie Melendez, SPHR, M.S. Ed.
Director of Equity and Inclusion, The Berkeley Carroll School
Melendez is a nationally recognized equity practitioner exploring the intersections of identity, systems and more equitable and inclusive learning and working environments. She currently serves as the director of equity and inclusion at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York. Her work builds and sustains efforts to strive toward living their mission of the school to prepare students for “a life of critical, ethical, and global thinking.” She has led anti-racist and anti-bias curriculum development, hiring and retention efforts, adult and student programming, policy creation, board engagement, as well as teaching equity and justice-centered courses. Melendez is an Oliver Scholar Alumna, a graduate of the Horace Mann School, and holds an M.S. Ed. in school leadership from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.