M.S. in Horticulture – emphasis in urban food systems program
Melanie Monsees is the program/project coordinator for the M.S. in Horticulture – emphasis in urban food systems program.
In the role, Monsees oversees management, outreach, fundraising and marketing support for the urban food systems program. She helps identify areas of need and opportunities in the master's and doctoral curriculums; develops new initiatives, print and digital materials for courses and promotion; helps recruit graduate students to the program; communicates with alumni and professionals; oversees the program's social media presence; and more.
She joined the Olathe team in September 2020.
Prior to joining K-State, Monsees was the research project coordinator for the Internal Medicine Chair's Office at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. She coordinated events, meetings and symposiums for the more than 250 faculty members in the research department; helped develop position descriptions and oversaw the new hire recruitment, interview and onboarding processes; assisted the Chair of Internal Medicine with coordinating meetings and various administrative duties; handled the logistics for physician recruitment visits; and managed the department's website and newsletter.
She also helped develop the annual Internal Medicine Research Day Symposium, which consisted of more than 200 research posters and an international speaker, was the administrator for department PBF Summer Fellowship for undergraduate students and helped oversee the introduction of a campuswide recycling program.
Monsees earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies from the University of Kansas and holds certificates in serving learning and research experience.