Melissa Ankin

Senior Lending Operations Officer
When I was in college in my native upstate New York, I had a professor who fostered my budding interest in financial inclusion. A few years later, I learned about Root Capital’s model in a conference, and was fascinated and inspired by their approach to impact. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Root Capital’s mission by strengthening our systems and making sure that they run smoothly, so that our lending and risk management teams can do their jobs well. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my husband, daughter, and dog, whether it’s reading a good book, cooking something new, or enjoying a summer swim. We also love to travel, whether it’s flying to a new country or exploring the area around our home in Georgia.