Melissa Kushner founded Yamba Malawi, formerly goods for good, in 2006 with the mission of uplifting vulnerable children and empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty.
Melissa is a Global Citizen Award recipient, has been featured on Cool Hunting’s inaugural CH25 list, The Jewish Week’s 36 under 36, and the Empact100 list. She has been named an American Express NGen Fellow, awarded the Young Entrepreneur for the World by the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and received the Torch Award and Distinguished Young Alumna Award from New York University. Melissa has also been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, USA Today, and Elle, was featured on NBC’s Nightly News, and has presented at the TEDx Atlanta Conference.
Melissa received her Masters in Public Administration from New York University, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.