About Melanie
Owner and Group Leader

Melanie Hajjar is a 2000 graduate of UMass Amherst with a BA Degree in Art/Science Elementary Education. She always knew she wanted to teach outside of the traditional classroom and create hands-on educational programs for children. Since moving to Nantucket in 2002, Melanie has focused on doing just that. Her first business, Cosmic Creations, teaches scientific concepts through exciting art projects in after school classes and birthday parties.

Melanie says, “I love being around children and seeing the wonder of the world through their eyes. I feel it’s important to give the children opportunity to explore and experiment, even if it’s messy!”

IMG_2067About Olivia Harrington

Olivia Harrington is a 22 year old graduate student at Simmons College studying nursing. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016 with degrees in Public Health and Gender Studies. She was born and raised on Nantucket and loves being able to come back every summer to work at camp. She is so excited to be spending her fifth summer as a counselor at Seafari Girls and can’t wait for the summer to start!