Melanie Higgins Dostie is the business director at the Carsey School of Public Policy (formerly the Carsey Institute), where she handles all aspects of the office and general operations, including management of the operating budget, budget to actual reporting, budget proposal development and grant expense management. Melanie began working at the Carsey Institute in 2004.
A long-time resident of Kingston, New Hampshire, Melanie graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree. She has spent much of her career working for not-for-profit organizations throughout the state, including the New Hampshire Travel Council, First Night New Hampshire, Capitol Center for the Arts, and Celebrate New Hampshire Culture.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys photography, gardening and spending time with her daughter, Maya.