After growing up in Michigan, spending her coming of age years in New York City and attaining her MPA in the bay area of San Francisco, Melissa decide to set her roots down in Oregon in 2007 – and cites that as one of her best decisions.
Melissa has spent twenty years working on social justice and human rights issues. Her focus has been to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. Currently, she is executive director of Clackamas Women’s Services. In her free time
Melissa enjoys hiking with her dog, yoga and traveling to see friends and family spread across the country.