Melissa supports multinational companies across multiple industries in navigating climate change and sustainability management challenges. She works closely with companies on strategy development and implementation and cross-sector collaboration, such as through the launch and implementation of Transform to Net Zero and the Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions.
Previously, Melissa worked at an environmental compliance consultancy, evaluating the impacts of utility-scale renewable energy and infrastructure projects on environmentally and socially sensitive areas. She ensured project compliance with US national, state, and local regulations and engaged with government agencies, private companies, tribal governments, and the public for authentic stakeholder engagement.
Melissa holds a M.S. in Earth Systems (Interdisciplinary Environmental Science), specializing in environmental resources management, and a B.S. in Earth Systems, specializing in biological, ecological, and biogeochemical cycles, both from Stanford University.