Melissa Martin is the Public Policy and Legal Director at the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She previously worked at Pine Tree Legal Assistance representing survivors of domestic and sexual violence for several years in Protection from Abuse, Title IX, family matters, and appeals before the Maine Supreme Court. While at Pine Tree Legal, she was a member of the Family Law Advisory Committee for several years. Melissa also clerked for Justice Ellen Gorman on the Maine Supreme Court after graduating magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School.

Previous to law school, Melissa received a Master Degree in Teaching from Pace University and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Boston University. She also worked as an elementary school teacher, an advocate for students in disabilities in the foster care system, and drive through worker at a very busy Dunkin Donuts in Calais, Maine. Melissa lives in Bath with her partner, very energetic dog Lark, and very elderly cat Olive.