Mélissa is a passionate political observer who combines hands-on experience on Parliament Hill and in France’s National Assembly with in-depth knowledge of the machinery of government, parliamentary procedure and issues management.
Her political work and a short stint in the federal public service at the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat gave her the opportunity to work on a wide range of issues in fields such as health, intergovernmental affairs, the environment, defense, and international relations.
This wealth of experience has made her highly versatile, with a strong skill set covering everything from research and strategic analysis to political and institutional communications.
An active member of her community, Mélissa has served as vice president of financing and chair of the board for Simulation du Parlement européen Canada – Québec – Europe (SPECQUE), an international non-profit organization.
Mélissa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Université de Montréal, which also included a study component at Université libre de Bruxelles, and a master’s degree in political science from Université du Québec à Montréal, with a specialization in international politics and international law. Mélissa is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de Charlesbourg.