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Melissa Johnson State Policy Director

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson works to advance National Skills Coalition’s policy platform within the states through research and analysis of state workforce policies, advocacy assistance and policy implementation support. Melissa joined NSC in 2017.

Prior to NSC, Melissa was a Senior Policy Analyst with Georgia Budget and Policy Institute where she led the organization’s research on several issues, including gender economic equality, affordable child care and workforce development. Earlier in her career, she worked in policy analysis and legal roles for the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia and in the private sector as a management consultant.

She holds a J.D. from Emory University School of Law, as well as an MBA and bachelor’s degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Melissa is based in Atlanta and Washington, DC.