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Melinda Cain is an instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder with the Department of Communication and the International Affairs Program. She previously held adjunct professor positions at the University of Denver and Troy State University.  She is also the Managing Director of Real World Solutions, a consulting company that provides practical training and coaching in intercultural awareness and competence for professionals and organizations in business, health care, education and community services. She received her PhD and MA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and has a MA degree in International Communication/International Law from the American University in Washington, D.C. Her unique profile of corporate and academic experience in the U.S. and internationally demonstrates a professional record in consulting and organizational employment that includes Vice President of the International Division of SIRVA Global Relocation Services and Deputy Director, Career Services, the Korbel School, Peace Corps training, a research social scientist for US Agency of International Development, and has studied/traveled or worked in over 40 countries. She has published on topics of cultural sensitivity, global human resource development and climate change.