August 22, 2022
Melissa is a thought leader on issues such as climate change, impact investing, and using capital markets to drive environmental and social change, with 30 years of experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and government sectors. She has led and worked at organizations ranging from the Wallace Global Fund to the US-Asia Environmental Partnership to the World Wildlife Fund. For the past decade, Melissa has advised foundations, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on a range of environmental issues. She has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, Fauna & Flora International (US), Winrock, RARE and the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. Melissa is a graduate of Columbia University and Denison University, and a Fellow with the Royal Geographic Society. She joined the Prize in 2022.