Melissa Andrade is the Federal Relations Associate for UF's Washington D.C. office. Melissa assists the Federal Relations team in advocating for the university's interests at the federal level.
Before joining the UFFR team, Melissa served as a Development Fellow for AIPAC in their South Florida office. She met with leaders in the Miami community and increased the organization's membership throughout her fellowship.
Melissa has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Florida. She was very involved on campus, serving as a Florida Cicerone and a student Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is an active member of Florida Blue Key.