Melissa Blankstein is a Surveys Analyst at Ithaka S+R in the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where she uses her mixed-methods research expertise to support a multitude of surveys for individual institutions and large-scale research projects. She analyses and reports on the findings of surveys that study the attitudes and practices of important higher education communities, including faculty members, students, and library leaders, to provide critical evidence to inform strategic decision-making.

Melissa holds a bachelor of arts in applied psychology from Binghamton University, and a master of arts in general psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her master’s thesis examined the effects of counterfactual thoughts on military and veterans in seeking mental health services.