Melissa Dang coordinates grantmaking activities for the Program Department of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. She monitors current grants and supports the development, review, and presentation of grant proposals related to the Refugees initiative, as well as our ongoing Disaster Relief and Recovery work. Prior to joining the Hilton Foundation, Dang was a chief technical advisor and program manager at Baan Dek Foundation in Thailand, where she supported advocacy and program implementation for migrant children and families. She also previously supported refugee resettlement with the International Rescue Committee in New York, and clinical care coordination for vulnerable families at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (now known as Safe & Sound). She holds a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.