Melissa Johnson is a senior policy analyst with GBPI, where she leads the organization’s research in economic mobility and human services. Her recent focus includes safety net services, women’s economic equality, affordable child care and workforce development.
Prior to joining GBPI in 2012, Melissa worked in policy analysis and legal roles for the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia. In those roles, Melissa evaluated the effects of proposed and recently enacted legislation on Georgia judicial councils and commissions, in addition to executing special projects. Melissa’s previous career experience also includes work in affordable housing, community development and tax policy. Additionally, Melissa has worked within the private sector as a management consultant for Deloitte Consulting.
Melissa graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and holds an MBA and a Juris Doctor from Emory University.