In her role as a Press Officer for the EPA, Melissa Sullivan is a liaison between the agency, the public, and the press. Before joining EPA, she served two consecutive AmeriCorps terms in her hometown of Miami, FL, first supporting disaster recovery efforts and later assisting veteran caregivers. Previously, Melissa worked as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and as a fundraiser for U.S. Congressional candidates in several states.
Melissa enjoys writing Op-Eds, running marathons, and volunteering for The Honor Flight Network in her free time. Her opinion writing has been featured in The South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Miami Herald, and The Baltimore Sun.
Melissa graduated from the School of Public Affairs at American University and is an alumna of the New Politics Leadership Academy, The Campaign School at Yale, WeLEAD at American University, and The New Leaders Council.
A proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Melissa lives in Southwest D.C. with her partner who is active duty military.