Merone Hailemeskel serves as the Digital and Communications Associate for President Obama and Michelle Obama. In her role, she leads the digital strategy and supports the communications teams to further the work of the Obama’s. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Communications for Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and Better Make Room Campaign where she led the communication, digital, and outreach strategy used to inspire students to pursue and complete a postsecondary education. She also served as a Policy Advisor at Reach Higher and led their undermatching research efforts and awarded grants to support public school teachers and school counselors. Merone earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University.