United States of America
Years in the field:
Areas of Expertise
After-School Programs, Distance/Digital Learning, Diversity, Docent Programs, Education, Exhibits development, Marketing & Communications, Membership Programs, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs
Wendy Meluch, MA
Wendy Meluch’s vast experience in evaluation builds on earlier work in educational international travel and non-profit administration. Consulting as VisitorStudies.com (VS) for over 20 years, she has worked with a wide range of informal learning centers to bring the visitor voice to the center of operations. VS projects cover a great variety of content and research questions, from studying metacognition about personal biases with The Exploratorium, to pilot testing youth programs which aim to make science content accessible to students of Pacific heritage at the Bishop Museum, to teaching graduate students in India about exhibit evaluation techniques.
Since 2016, Wendy has also applied her skills to social service organizations and strategic planning, including an in-house role at the YMCA of San Francisco. At YSF she streamlined youth program monitoring systems, in addition to building data collection systems to assess member satisfaction and impacts. Wendy was the primary architect of staff, community and stakeholder research, which serves as the backbone of the 2030 strategic planning process. Equity and anti-racism (EAR), reaches beyond DEI, and is at the heart of the YSF project. She is currently consulting with YSF to build a knowledge center for the organization.
Wendy Meluch Consulting now works with museums and other non-profits to weave research and impact into high-level organizational planning processes, always with a focus on EAR/DEI. Wendy holds an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, and BA’s in Anthropology and Business and a Certificate of Latin American Studies from Michigan State University.