Melodie Hillier is the Event and Program Manager at TechStart Tampa Bay, a non-profit organization with a mission to create a better future for at-risk youth by providing inspiration, education, and opportunities in the technology industry. Hillier is the only staff member of TechStart and leads all operations of the organization. In the past year, she has been developing TechStart’s programs, managing annual fundraising events, and increasing the organization’s positive impact in the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from the University of Florida in May 2013 with a bachelor of science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism, a specialization in Event Management, and a minor in Business Administration. Follow her on twitter @melodiehillier.