Melissa joined Earthworks in 2021 as the Pennsylvania Field Advocate, leveraging optical gas imaging technology to respond to community concerns, inform policy, and ensure public health and environmental protection are prioritized across the state.
As a public health professional, Melissa is driven by the critical need to hold industry and government accountable to communities and to the scientific evidence. Melissa began her career assisting low-income Philadelphians seeking affordable legal aid, later serving in communications roles with the Pennsylvania State Senate and the University of Pennsylvania.
While working at the University, Melissa completed her Master of Public Health degree, conducting fieldwork in Philadelphia with the Community Engagement Core of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology.
A Fulbright scholar, Melissa holds an M.P.H. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Government from Franklin & Marshall College.
Email: mostroff [at] earthworks [dot] org
Phone: 202-887-1872 ×150
Location: Philadelphia, PA