Melissa Griggs, Senior Grant Consultant with Learn Design Apply Inc., currently serves as the Director of Zoom’s Grant Assistance Program for the East Territory. She has been with Learn Design Apply Inc. since 2017, helping organizations find and secure over $30M in competitive grant funds. Melissa has spent the last several years working with HBCUs across the Southeast to navigate funding programs in alignment with technology solutions to recruit, retain, and expand the reach of the HBCU community. Since March of 2020, Melissa has helped organizations across the public sector to understand and navigate stimulus funding opportunities to not only respond to the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, but to strategize and future proof those investments. Melissa is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies.