Melanie Foley

International Campaigns Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

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.


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