With a doctorate in child and adolescent development from the Stanford School of Education, Dr. Moore's areas of content expertise include youth development, school reform, and community development. As a professional evaluator, Dr. Moore has specialized in theory of change and evaluation design for large non-profit organizations, intermediary organizations, and mid-size to large foundations and public agencies.
Dr. Moore was the lead evaluator for the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Families comprehensive outcomes-based evaluation from 2000-2002, and she also led the Department's citywide strategic planning efforts for children, youth, and families through the Mayor's Children's Cabinet. She worked with the Hewlett Foundation as a lead evaluator for their Neighborhood Improvement Initiative, and presented the findings of this work to the Aspen Roundtable on Community Change. In 2005, Dr. Moore founded See Change, Inc., an evaluation and strategic consulting firm with the goal of improving critical thinking in organizations working to make social change. In 2013, after 8 years of leading the company, Melanie left See Change to focus her work on promoting economic and social mobility for low-income families. She is currently Director of ALL IN Alameda County, an anti-poverty initiative launched by Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan.