Office of Civil Rights for the US DOT, Federal Highway Administration
Melissa is a licensed professional engineer and an ADA Program Analyst in the Office of Civil Rights for the US DOT, Federal Highway Administration. She specializes in pedestrian accessibility and safety in the public right of way. She previously worked for US Access Board, a state Department of Transportation and two municipalities during her 25 plus years as an engineer. She also worked as a consultant assisting State and Local agencies, consultants and contractors to develop and implement transition plans and to design and built more accessible infrastructure. Her experience with the Federal government and as a consultant has provided her with the opportunity to educate and assist local agencies and states across the country and help them to better understand and implement accessibility solutions. She also enjoys working with people who have disabilities, bridging the communication gap that often exists with between government agencies and the people they serve.