Melissa Meeker Eustace
Melissa is Communications and Operations Manager at the International Senior Lawyers Project. She implements ISLP’s external communications with diverse stakeholders around the globe, and also manages ISLP’s global operations. She has an extensive background in research, writing, and program management in a variety of settings, including think tanks, NGOs, the federal government, and political campaigns. Melissa has presided over three not-for-profit advocacy organizations in Westchester County, NY, including the environmental organization EcoPel, of which she is a founder and emeritus board member. Melissa also sits on the board of the Pelham Education Foundation.
Earlier in her career, Melissa worked in geopolitical risk assessment and infrastructure project evaluation–primarily in the energy and transportation sectors in the Eurasia region–for the US Trade and Development Agency. She also worked at CSIS, the Council of Advisors to the Parliament of Ukraine in Kyiv, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a division of SAIC that focused on peacebuilding and developing gaming scenarios for US government agencies to test global security initiatives. Melissa has an MA in Russian and East European Studies with a focus on transition economies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs, and a BA in Political Science from McGill University. She speaks French and basic Russian.