Melissa Mukuna is a Project Associate at GQR, where she assists the team with research, proofing, and data management tasks. Melissa graduated Summa Cum Laude from William & Mary in 2023 with a BA in Government. Prior to joining GQR, she interned at OpenSecrets, a research group tracking campaign finance and the impact of lobbying in federal and state politics, and the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit dedicated to research and reporting on capital punishment in the US and its inherent injustices. During undergrad, Melissa conducted research with William & Mary’s Institute of Integrative Conservation and Global Research Institute.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, attending concerts and traveling.