Melissa has been a member of the Stonewall Bar Association since 2012, joined the Board of Directors in 2019, and has served as Treasurer since 202. She also serves as Chair of Stonewall's Fundraising Committee and formerly served as Co-Chair of the Public Interest Committee. As an Atlanta native, Melissa has years of experience working with and volunteering for non-profits and other public interest organizations in and around the city. Melissa is also former Chair of the Atlanta Leadership Committee of Lambda Legal.
Melissa is an associated in the litigation practice group at Eversheds Sutherland, where she provides regulatory compliance advice and counsels clients on a variety of business and commercial litigation matters. Melissa's experience includes defending class action lawsuits, advising on regulatory matters and compliance issues, conducting internal investigations, and representing clients in a variety of proceedings in state and local courts. Melissa graduated with high honors from Emory Law School in 2015, where she serves as Notes & Comments Editor of Emory Law Journal and President of OUTLaw.