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Programs Assistant
Year Started at JMU: 2022
Contact Info
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Please contact Melissa regarding:
  • general inquiry point of contact
  • business operations support
  • support for all X-Labs activities
About Melissa Gaines

As the Programs Assistant, Melissa Gaines manages the daily operations of X-Labs and assists the Programs and Initiatives Manager. In addition, she provides support to the Executive Director, Interim Assistant Director, the Operations Manager and Esports Director. She collaborates with the Research and Scholarship department and members of the JMU community.

Prior to working for X-Labs, Melissa was the Programs Assistant for Student Awards, Initiatives, and Research (STAIR). She assisted the Director and Assistant Director of STAIR, and the Interim Coordinator of Student Creative Activities and Research with various projects and events.

  • B.A., English, Bridgewater College
  • Programs Assistant - Student Awards, Initiatives and Research, James Madison University
  • Events Coordinator - International Club, Bridgewater College
  • Circulation Assistant - Forrer Learning Commons, Bridgewater College
  • Curriculum Laboratory Assistant - Wade Institute for Teaching and Learning, Bridgewater College
  • Clerical Assistant, Greene County Sheriiff's Office

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