Melissa Wasser is a Policy Analyst at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Director of the News Media for Open Government Coalition.
Prior to joining the Reporters Committee, Melissa worked as the Law Fellow for the American Constitution Society. An Ohio native, she graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017, earning both her J.D. from the Moritz College of Law and her M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. During law school, Melissa served as Technology Editor for the Ohio State Law Journal, worked as a legal extern to the Ohio House Democratic Caucus in the Ohio House of Representatives, and served as the president of the Ohio State ACS chapter. She is a recipient of the Michael E. Moritz Leadership Award in Law.
Before attending law school, Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Youngstown State University. While at YSU, Melissa interned for CNN. In her free time, Melissa likes to go bowling, watch documentaries, and cheer on The Ohio State Buckeyes. Connect with her on Twitter: @Melissa_Wasser.