Melissa Jackowski is the AAUW grassroots advocacy manager. Prior to joining AAUW, Melissa spent over a decade developing her advocacy skills with a diverse group of clients – unions, political parties, and non-profit corporations – organizing for candidate, issue, and ballot initiative campaigns. Her experience ranges from community-level organizing up through presidential campaign field direction. She has supported women in politics and the advancement of women's issues as a graduate of the Emerge program and the Women's Campaign School at Yale. Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Texas State University and her master's in political management from George Washington University. One of Melissa’s responsibilities at AAUW is to support AAUW members’ advocacy activities in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you live in one of Melissa’s states, contact her via e-mail or call her at 202.785.7763.