Photograph by Jake Rutherford


Melody Rowell is a writer and audio producer living in Washington, D.C.

She is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. For two and a half years, she worked in photography at National Geographic as a coordinator for the magazine and an assistant editor for the news team. Now, she produces a weekly podcast called First Mondays, in which two law professors provide insight to the Supreme Court with wit and precision.

Melody holds a master's degree in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She graduated from the Oxbridge Honors Program at William Jewell College with a bachelor's degree in English Literature & Theory. She also has a certificate from an 8-week beekeeping class, but that's another story.

Her downtime is dedicated to attending games at all 30 major league baseball parks, cross-stitching while bingeing on podcasts, and listening to live bluegrass music.