Melanie is the Legislative Affairs Specialist in Ottawa, the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation. She strives to reform and modernize current environmental laws and policies with the hope of building a better, healthier earth and a more just society.

Melanie grew up in Tiohtiá:ke, the unceded indigenous lands commonly known as Montréal, where the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation are recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development from McGill University, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa.

Outside of work, Melanie is an avid reader, loves to cook and craft, and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Gatsby.