Melissa Wasser joined ACS in August 2017 and currently serves as the Law Fellow. In this role, she provides support to the Department of Policy Development and Programming through researching substantive legal topics, editing ACS publications on cutting-edge issues, and writing the annual Programming Guide for ACS student and lawyer chapters nationwide.
Prior to joining ACS, Melissa served as an extern to the Ohio House Democratic Caucus through The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Legislation Clinic, a Judicial Extern to Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson in the Southern District of Ohio, and as a McCleary Law Fellow at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.
Melissa graduated from Youngstown State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science. In May 2017, she received her J.D. from the Moritz College of Law and her M.A. in Public Policy and Management from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where she served as the President of the ACS Student Chapter and Technology Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Her Note, Legal Discrimination: Bridging the Title VII Gap for Transgender Employees, has been published in the Ohio State Law Journal.
In her free time, she likes playing trivia, cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes, watching The Price is Right, and bowling.