For nearly a decade, Melissa has specialized in outreach and field organization on national and state campaigns. With an eye towards voter and member experience, effective organizing tactics, and strong management skills, Melissa has successfully organized and implemented grassroots and grasstops efforts in healthcare, online travel and energy industries as well as policy campaigns.
She has previously served as the Canvass Director for the Democratic National Committee and Grassroots Campaign’s fundraising effort in Cleveland, OH. Melissa’s political experiences include Kerry for President ’04, Kerry Edwards for President ’04, Morrissey for Mayor ’05 and Abdul-Samad for State Representative ’06.
At Groundswell, she has developed and managed voter contact programs for the DCCC, Mayor Bart Peterson and the American Federation of Teachers. While at Groundswell Melissa has worked on public affairs issues with the Interactive Travel Services Association, the National Education Association, the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and AARP.