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Melissa Malzkuhn Named One of 20 Inaugural Fellows of the Obama Foundation Fellowship

May 7, 2018

VL2 is proud to announce that our Motion Light Lab Founder & Creative Director Melissa Malzkuhn is one of only 20 leaders selected in the world for the Obama Foundation Fellowship! Melissa and her team are designing digital tools to give deaf children equal access to language, literacy, and expression.

Melissa Malzkuhn has been named as one of only 20 inaugural Fellows for the inaugural Obama Foundation Fellowship. Over 20,000 people from 191 countries applied and from that pool the Obama Foundation team selected 20 individuals who represent 11 countries around the world.

Melissa and her team are designing digital tools to give deaf children equal access to language, literacy, and expression. 

The Obama Foundation Fellows are powerful examples of the many pathways we can take to improve our communities. These civic leaders bring a variety of disciplines and skill sets to their work – including community organizing, healthcare, technology, and the arts – and they apply those talents to a range of missions, from empowering parents and teachers to improve our schools, to ensuring deaf children have equal access to literacy tools, to bringing trauma-informed care to the criminal justice system and refugee camps, to working with partners across the healthcare system to treat addiction collaboratively.

These leaders are working hand-in-hand with their communities to build better futures. They understand that creating change often requires reaching out across the lines that divide us. And their successes to date show how collaborative, community-driven work can lead to strong, imaginative, and long-lasting solutions – even on some of our most intractable and polarizing problems. Learn more about the Melissa's peers in the Obama Foundation Fellowship