Melissa Hagemann manages the Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Open Access to Law initiatives within the Information Program.
Hagemann has held several positions within the Open Society Foundations, including managing its Regional Library Program (1995–1997) in Budapest, as well as the Science Journals Donation Program (1998–2001).
Hagemann currently sits on the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia as well as other leading open content projects, and has served on the Member of Experts’ Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Library Initiative. She was profiled as a SPARC Innovator in December 2006 for her work within the Open Access movement.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Hagemann received an MSc from the London School of Economics and worked in the European Parliament in Brussels.