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Melanie is responsible for managing and implementing Biocom California’s regional policy agendas in San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. She proactively lobbies public officials to advance the interests of Biocom California members and ensure consideration for the life science industry in new and existing regulations.

Prior to joining Biocom, Melanie managed government and community relations for San Diego nonprofits, and worked in the local office of a State Assembly Member from 2005 until 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Art History and Sociology, from the University of California, San Diego.

Melanie’s interest and advocacy around transportation/transit is focused on commuting infrastructure and resources for the life science industry. She is very excited about the Blue Line extension to San Diego’s life science hub!

In her free time, Melanie enjoys world travel, cooking complex vegetarian meals, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog Sammy.

Leading Regional Policy & Government Affairs (SD, LA, SF) for @BiocomCA. Loves: vegetables, mutts, manners, adventure, Ray LaMontagne, introverts.

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