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

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.

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

Luis Ramírez-Martínez

Research Director

Luis C. Ramírez-Martínez is the Research Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. He develops and implements GTW’s research agenda covering trade law, policy, and globalization issues.

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.