Maxine Janerka 2018-01-11T15:37:40+00:00

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Maxine JanerkaAccount Coordinator
Maxine Janerka is an Account Coordinator at Melwood Global. She was born and grew up in New York City, and prior to coming to Washington DC, she spent two years in Maine. There, she worked as a freelance journalist for the Ellsworth American. At the same time, she wrote a book, wrote and coded an interactive game, and marketed both of them.

She earned simultaneous Bachelor’s degrees in International Area Studies and Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, during which time she spent a semester at the University of Bordeaux III in France and a summer on an academic tour of China.

A lover of languages, Maxine speaks Polish, French, and Spanish fluently and has a conversational grasp of Arabic and Mandarin.

Fast Facts

  • B.A.s in Political Science and International Studies, University of Oklahoma

  • Maxine loves studying languages and speaks six of them.

  • Before coming to Melwood, she published a book and coded an interactive game.

  • Outside of work, Maxine can usually be found reading mystery novels.

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