As the International Campaigns Director, Melanie Foley leads outreach and coalition building strategies to bolster GTW’s international campaigns, including renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and a global campaign to roll back the international Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) privileges regime. She joined GTW in the Summer of 2013 as a Legislative Assistant and Scheduler, and has managed GTW’s email alerts, development program and the GTW intern team. Before that, as a Legislative Policy and Research Assistant for the environmental non-profit, Appalachian Voices, she educated congressional offices and wrote extensively on big coal’s efforts to subvert regulatory measures against mountaintop-removal coal mining. During college, she worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern, and on the Potomac River as an outdoor adventure sports instructor. She attended the University of Maryland, where she earned a B.A. in Government and Politics and a Master’s in Public Policy.