Melissa has been with CAW since January, 2016. As a Policy Associate her areas of focus are food waste reduction, assisting the development of local polystyrene ordinances, enforcement of previously passed legislation, getting organics out of landfills, and general support for other CAW staff on legislation. She is the lead staff on the Environmental Advertising Compliance Campaign.
Melissa received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy at California State University, Long Beach where she worked in student government as Sustainability Assistant and participated in the university's Zero Waste Working Group and the Sustainability Task Force.