Melissa was a 2018 Fellow. She worked with Housing Justice during her frontline placement and advised We Are Digital within her consulting project. Her mentor was policy expert, Laura Baynton.
Melissa joined Year Here after working for think tanks and in research roles. She has developed and presented policy proposals to the Employment and Social Affairs Committee at the European Parliament in Brussels and co-authored a paper on employer-led work-related activities in schools. She also worked as the Marketing and Events Manager at Kurdish House London, a social enterprise that offers free support and training for migrant and refugee entrepreneurs. Melissa has a Politics, Psychology and Sociology degree from the University of Cambridge.