Melody Ma (Canada) is a culture activist, op-ed writer, and tech startup founder. She led the #SaveChinatownYVR campaign to advocate for the cultural conservation of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown and her advocacy work was featured by The Economist. She served on the Arts and Culture Policy Council for the City of Vancouver where she advocated for cultural sustainability policy. Melody writes about cultural and civic issues and her op-eds have appeared in many local, national and international media outlets. Melody currently serves on the board of Vancouver Public Library and has served in various governance capacities to cultural institutions such as Pi Theatre and Ballet BC. She is also the co-founder of Podyssey Podcasts, an online community of podcast lovers. In recognition of her community and advocacy work, Melody was featured as a local changemaker on the cover of Georgia Straight for 2017’s International Women’s Day and Flare Magazine’s 2018 #HowIMadeIt list.
Sector: Private Sector
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Journalism and New Media Technologies
Country of Origin: Canada
City of Residency: Vancouver, Canada