Melissa lives in Livingston, Montana with her husband and two daughters. She also serves her community as a Livingston City Commissioner. A lifetime advocate for clean air and a stable climate, after high school she worked for Nebraska Citizen Action, knocking on doors to advocate for wind energy. She earned her B.A. in English and B.S. in Biological Sciences, and worked in research for nearly 10 years before her motherhood journey began. The following decade she became impassioned witnessing the strength of new parents through volunteer work focused on supporting, empowering, and advocating for new parents and babies. Formerly living in a community designated as a Superfund Site compels her to work for environmental justice for all families to be able to live free from hazardous pollution and a changing climate. She believes we all have a right to clean air, water, and soil, and that no one should have to experience fears that their backyard is an unsafe place to play.
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