Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Melissa Ross, Segal Fellow

Melissa Ross

2011 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

The late Melissa Nalani Ross received her MPP with a concentration in poverty alleviation in 2012 from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Before attending the Heller School, Melissa was the Communications Project Associate at the California Immigrant Policy Center, providing technical support to and developing media strategies for organizations focused on immigrant rights. She worked as the Director of the Campaign for a United America, a national initiative of the Center for New Community. Additionally, Melissa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and worked on issues such as police brutality and women’s rights. Melissa earned a BA in sociology and political science from The University of Arizona. Melissa lived in Los Angeles and worked as a senior policy analyst at the Advancement Project.