Melissa Clemens

Position title: Operations Manager

Melissa Clemens (Missy) is the Operations Manager at CCWT. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Education from Edgewood College and recently completed a Certificate in Human Resource Management and Analytics from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. In her professional career of over 29 years, she has been fortunate to gain extensive experience in strategic planning, operations management, education, talent management, marketing, human resources, budget management, development and fundraising, executive coaching, and customer service.

Missy is also passionate about working with adolescents and young adults and committed to equity and inclusion. Her masters research was centered on social justice and equity in education. Her thesis was a literature review on restorative justice in higher education. She found that we have a long way to go to improve the landscape for students in terms of mental health and academic outcomes, as very few institutions are using restorative practices that can help both harmed students and accused students heal after an incident.

Personally, Missy is mom to two students, one at UW Madison and one at Madison College, as well as two dogs and a cat. She enjoys home DIY projects, weekends with her partner, thrifting, listening to podcasts, singing loudly and dancing in her car, and spending time with her friends and family.