Melissa leads a creative team working to tell the story of impact. She is responsible for implementing organizational brand strategy and managing advocacy and media outreach as part of a comprehensive approach to engaging key audiences and stakeholders.
Melissa is a strategic communications professional with over 15 years of experience across the public and nonprofit sectors. She was appointed to lead communications at the Peace Corps by the Obama Administration and has served as a communications director and speechwriter to members of the U.S. House and Senate. Melissa previously worked on political campaigns at the national, state, and local levels and has served in senior communications roles with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator.
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a native of North Central Florida. She currently resides in Washington, DC.