Melanie Sommer Foy
300 Humphrey School

Melanie Sommer

Communications Manager

Melanie is responsible for media relations at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, planning and coordinating media coverage of Humphrey School events, and acting as the primary point of contact for media inquiries.

Melanie is also responsible for writing and editing content for the Humphrey School’s website, social media channels, and print publications. She works closely with the rest of the communications team to support the School’s communications, marketing, and community outreach efforts.

Prior to joining the Humphrey School, Melanie worked as an online and broadcast journalist, including 18 years at Minnesota Public Radio as online news director and managing producer, and eight years as on-air host at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, Wisconsin. She earned her BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.