Melissa Diaz, 2017-18
KIPP Houston Public Schools Alumna
Melissa Diaz grew up in Houston and is an alumna of KIPP Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Columbia University. She has advanced degrees from Hunter College and New York University. Melissa is currently an Advisor in the New York City Mayor’s Office, and previously served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Research and Media Analysis. Melissa began her career in City government as a Research Analyst in 2013. She has also served as Intergovernmental Liaison at the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), where she built relationships with stakeholders throughout New York and responded to constituent concerns. Melissa previously taught fifth-grade students at KIPP Infinity Middle School in New York City as a Teach for America Corps Member. She kicked off her political career in the 2008 presidential campaign, served as a White House intern in 2012, and is still #WithHer.