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Melanie Sturm

Melanie Sturm writes a bi-monthly column for the Aspen Times called Think Again, with the tagline "You might change your mind."  She's also been published in the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller and the Denver Post.


As the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" of political commentary, Melanie myth-busts and counters conventional wisdom by exposing readers to facts and perspectives they may not have considered.


Using her background in banking, business, and economics, she argues for free enterprise and limited government while reminding readers of the principles and values that made America the freest and most prosperous nation in world history.


Though she hopes to change minds, her goal is to open them, for civil discourse requires being informed and thoughtful, which is the essence of citizenship.


Melanie has 17 years of private equity investment experience previous to which she specialized in project finance at International Finance Corporation (the private sector affiliate of the World Bank), and Mergers & Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley (London) and Drexel Burnham Lambert (New York). Melanie has an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France and undergraduate degrees in international relations and economics from Tufts University.


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