Melissa advises and represents clients in a variety of areas and coordinates legal clinics for veterans throughout NYC. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs and represent veterans in claims for VA Benefits. She was previously the veterans’ staff attorney in NYLAG’s Tenants’ Rights Unit. From 2014-2016, Melissa was an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Fellow at Legal Assistance of Western New York. Melissa is an adjunct professor at New York Law School’s Veterans Justice Clinic and founded CUNY Law’s Office of Veterans Affairs. Melissa received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law and her B.A. in Government from Skidmore College in 2008. Melissa served in the 42nd Infantry Division Band of the New York Army National Guard from 2008-2016.