As a Senior Development Officer Prospect Management and International Development with the Calgary Zoo, Melody is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from and stewarding relationships with prospects of the Asian/Chinese community in Canada and overseas. She also manages prospect research and prospect management of the Calgary Zoo's development team. Originally from Beijing China, Melody has 10 years of experience as a Marketing and Communication professional for local and international companies including RedPoint Media, Edelman PR Worldwide and Schlumberger China. Since 2006, Melody has been working as a fundraiser for Alberta Ballet, SAIT Polytechnic and the Calgary Zoo. She had raised over $3 million for Alberta Ballet while working as the Director of Development. She was also involved in the $100 million campaign for SAIT Polytechnic. Melody is a member of Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and a frequent presenter at AFP Calgary Chapter, APRA Canada, and APRA International.