Melody Santiago Cummings



Melody possesses over 10 years experience in arts administration and business development, along with an expansive knowledge of nonprofit operations, community organizing, grass roots marketing, event planning and publishing. 

She currently serves as Operations Manager for O, Miami, a nonprofit organization that expands and advances literary culture in Greater Miami, FL. O, Miami produces an annual, month long poetry festival, a visiting writer series, a quarterly literary journal, multidisciplinary events and projects related to poetry. In addition to overseeing O, Miami, Melody is the Managing Director for Jai-Alai Books, a small publishing imprint that seeks to capture the spirit of Miami. She studied at The Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and earned a BFA in photography from Massachusetts’ College of Fine Art.

The key to her happiness is hot yoga, small dogs, good wine and soft cheese.