Melissa joined our Alberta legal team in 2010. Her litigation work at Ecojustice has included seeking protections for woodland caribou from oil sands development and successfully advocating for the federal government to secure emergency protection for endangered sage-grouse populations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. More recently, her efforts have focused on developing and implementing law reform campaigns in partnership with other organizations, including advocating for federal climate accountability legislation. She currently oversees Ecojustice’s law reform efforts to advocate for transformative shifts in law to support a just and sustainable society. Melissa has volunteered with numerous environmental and social justice not-for-profits organizations over the years, including co-founding Waste Free Edmonton. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family (preferably in nature). She also holds a Master of Laws degree focused on decolonizing settler environmental law.