Melissa supports the Northeast Office’s internal coordination, maintains the region’s budget, and works closely with other regional offices and headquarters to help enable an organized, efficient, and ambitious team. Melissa focuses on project and budget management as well as grant management on the most complex grants in the region. She also runs weekly team meeting agendas, manages the annual planning and budgeting process, and provides office administration.
Prior to joining EF, Melissa worked as both a Special Projects Associate and a Community Liaison for Immigration Affairs in the Office for New Americans at the New York Department of State, where she managed program and fiscal oversight for legal program contracts; collaborated with leadership on policy research, program development, and contract procurement; and developed outreach strategies for the agency. Melissa previously was a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a Special Assistant to the Director at the U.S. Geological Survey.