CERTs Co-Director
UMN Extension RSDP
Melissa Birch

Melissa grew up — and currently lives — in north-central Minnesota. Prior to joining CERTs in 2017, Melissa earned a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and worked in education and applied research, as well as in the nonprofit sector. Her work has focused on the space where community, economy, and environment come together, seeking win-win-win opportunities.