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Melanie Edwards

Ella Media
Orlando, FL
With a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and over 10 years experience in Information Technology, Melanie Edwards combines her education and experience in the e-learning industry to apply the various techniques acquired to social media. Collaborating with individuals, and small to large businesses, Melanie focuses on multi-layered strategies for implementing social media.

Melanie founded ModernMami.com in 2006, an award-winning lifestyle blog from the perspective of a Latina working mother, that has been featured on Parenting.com as a  Must-Read Blog. Melanie is also the owner of Ella Media, providing digital marketing and social media consulting services, with a focus on connecting businesses with today’s digital Latina.

Melanie’s insight is often sought by her social media peers and organizations. She has spoken at various conferences, including Type-A Parent, Blogalicious Weekend, BlogHer, and SheStreams, on topics such as blogging balance, marketing to Latinas, and HTML basics, among others. Melanie has been featured on Univision, NBC's Today Moms, Parenting.com, Fox News Latino, and The Miami Herald, along with local media coverage. Melanie has also contributed to sites such as Scholastic Parents, Fox News Latino, and Mamiverse, and currently has partnerships with  Nintendo, eBay, Hallmark, BabyCenter, and Walmart, with many more having partnered with her in the past. One of Melanie’s most recent accomplishments was participating in an intimate round-table discussion with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, representing Latina mothers and their concerns.

Married 9 years, Melanie is the proud mother of a 6-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy, who are being raised in a bilingual, multicultural environment. Originally from Puerto Rico, Melanie now resides in Orlando, Florida. Connect with Melanie on Twitter and Facebook.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 28

2:00pm PDT