Melanie Kruvelis

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About Melanie Kruvelis

Melanie Kruvelis was the 2016 Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow in Women and Public Policy for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Her work at IWPR focused on access to and within postsecondary spaces for underserved students in the United States, particularly independent students and parenting students. She was part of a team working on a cost-benefit analysis examining how increasing single mothers’ college attainment can benefit individuals, families, and society. Melanie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 2014, and earned high honors for her thesis examining the economic, social, and religious conditions that may influence a nation’s likelihood of adopting gender provisions within its constitution. She previously worked at Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research and in public radio.

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