Melanie Foley

Deputy Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

As Deputy Director, Melanie Foley leads outreach and coalition building strategies to bolster GTW’s campaigns on global trade negotiations such as the Indo-Pacific Economic Partnership (IPEF) and the global movement to roll back damaging international economic structures such as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). She is also the U.S. Co-Chair of the Trade Policy Committee of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD). She joined GTW in 2013 and has held an array of positions within the team. Before that, as a Legislative Policy and Research Assistant for the environmental non-profit, Appalachian Voices, she educated congressional offices on big coal’s efforts to subvert regulatory measures against mountaintop-removal coal mining. She also 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.

 

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