Melanie Gurunathan

Campaign Director of Elementary Schools


Melanie Gurunathan has been an active, working PAUSD parent for over a decade. She has been a class parent for both sons almost every year and held PTA board positions at both El Carmelo and JLS. She also was responsible for vendor procurement for numerous El Carmelo auctions. At JLS, she volunteered as needed but really enjoyed lending a hand at Mr. Mahle’s annual drama productions.

Melanie is a part of an active PALL baseball family. She also sits on the board of a local non-profit, Cancer Institute (WIA) Foundation which raises funds for a cancer hospital in south India that provides free treatment to the poor.

Professionally, Melanie has made a career in building safety systems. She has gone from years designing software for medical devices and now works on autonomous vehicles. She has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. For fun, she enjoys traveling abroad, entertaining and baking for friends.