Global Trade Watch Experts & Staff

Global Trade Watch’s mission is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority have the opportunity to enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making about the matters that affect their lives.

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Experts & Staff

Melinda St. Louis

Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Melinda St. Louis is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. Before joining Public Citizen, she was policy director at the Jubilee USA Network, leading faith-based efforts to cancel debt and reform international financial institutions, and executive director of Witness for Peace, where she led efforts to reform U.S. economic, military and immigration policy toward Latin America. She earned an M.P.P. in international policy and development from Georgetown University and a B.A. in international politics and Spanish at Penn State University, where she graduated at the top of her class.

Melanie Foley

International Campaigns Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

As the International Campaigns Director, Melanie Foley helps Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch by implementing outreach and coalition building strategies to bolster the international campaign’s public education work.

Ryan Harvey

National Field Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Ryan Harvey comes to Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch with 20 years of experience in grassroots organizing, arts activism and independent journalism.

Sarah Grace Spurgin

Program Associate, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Matthew Groch, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch

Deputy Director

Matthew Groch is Deputy Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. After graduating, Groch held a variety of positions in the House of Representatives for a Democratic Member of Congress and worked on several federal campaigns.

Andi Petrovic

Field Organizer, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Andi Petrovic is a Field Organizer for Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. She works closely with local and national partners to organize on trade-related issues.