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About > Management Team > Melissa Danforth


Melissa is a third year law student at Northeastern University School of Law and serves as the Legal Officer of the IDEA Management Team as her fourth law school co-op.

Melissa’s prior co-op positions include a judicial internship in the office of Judge Nancy Gertner in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (ret.), an internship in the Massachusetts State Senate Office of Ways and Means, and a summer associate at Ropes & Gray in the Corporate Department.

Prior to law school, Melissa served as the Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Department of State, and as an Associate Director in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at The White House.



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