Melissa is an Associate with the Firm. Prior to joining Azimuth Capital Management, Melissa was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of carbon mineralization startup, RockFix, where she led commercialization with miners and fundraising. Melissa was previously a strategist at Google X for an electric grid moonshot and an investor at BlackRock, where she managed low carbon transition portfolios and hedge funds.
Melissa holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Environment and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley. Melissa earned her MBA from Stanford University and her Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, where she was winner of the Harvard President’s Innovation Prize and a J.F. Kennedy scholar. In graduate school, Melissa co-taught and researched renewable energy policy, climate ventures, and climate risk disclosure. Melissa was Finalist for the Financial Times’ Bracken Book Prize for writing on energy transition leadership. She has passed CFA Level II.
In her spare time, Melissa is an a runner, triathlete, cook, and Co-Host of New York City’s My Climate Journey (MCJ) community.