As a Principal and Practice Leader with Dewey Square Group, Melanie builds and manages broad coalitions for legislative and regulatory issue campaigns, develops messaging, and provides strategic guidance on digital advocacy efforts for a diverse range of clients.
Prior to joining Dewey Square Group, Melanie strategized digital communications for AFSCME local 3930 (UDW), using digital tools to organize domestic workers and bolster progressive efforts in the California legislature.
Before that, Melanie worked at BCF Public Affairs for four years where she developed messaging and built broad coalitions for ballot measures and legislative and regulatory issues in California for clients from many different sectors. There, she directed several digital advocacy campaigns, successfully gaining the attention of elected officials ranging from school board members to members of Congress. Melanie was heavily involved in the California statewide No on Prop 53 campaign in 2016, successfully defeating the initiative after starting with only 15% of the electorate opposed.
Melanie holds a Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Intelligence from CSU San Bernardino and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from CSU San Marcos.