Melissa joined RCS in 2018 and has over 15 years of experience programming, designing and conducting studies, and analyzing data using advanced statistical techniques. She received her A.B. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from New York University. Prior to joining RCS, Melissa led teams at a policy research firm in all stages of research, from designing/administering survey instruments and cleaning data to obtaining IRB approvals and designing/executing rigorous studies to assess policy interventions. In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling and conducting food taste tests.