Policy Director – she/her/hers
Melissa came to MCE first as a legal intern, reviewing agricultural permits and also researching and writing about the state of our food system. From there, she was hooked on MCE! Melissa brings her law degree, her B.S. in environmental science, and her minor in agricultural economics to the MCE table to lead our policy department in its work with federal, state, and local elected officials as well as government agencies to address environmental issues with community input at the forefront. In her spare time, Melissa loves weight lifting, rollerblading, biking, and refurbishing furniture!