Prior to joining BSR, Melissa worked for an environmental compliance consultancy. Her role focused on analyzing the environmental impacts of utility-scale renewable energy and infrastructure projects on sensitive environmental and social resources and ensuring project compliance with national, state, and local regulations. She also worked with government agencies, private companies, Native American tribal governments, and the public to promote stakeholder engagement and has experience with environmental policy development and implementation.
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, from Stanford University.