As Project Consultant for Cleantech San Diego, Melissa oversees the organization’s partnership with the San Diego County College and Career Readiness Consortium. In this role, Melissa identifies speaking opportunities for Cleantech San Diego’s members and other energy professionals and generates work-based learning opportunities for students in grades 8-14. Melissa has over 20 years of experience in finance, program management, and marketing roles working for Qualcomm and NCR. Melissa’s marketing and strategic planning consulting practice serves startups and Fortune 100 companies. She holds a BA in Economics from UC San Diego and an MBA from UC Irvine.