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Jackie Melillo (Director of Grant Development)

Jackie Melillo came to UPA with over four years of grant writing, economic development, and project management experience. She is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland and holds masters degrees in public policy and environmental management from Duke University. Jackie returned home to New Jersey and secured a position in Rutgers University’s Office of Economic Development after graduation, but the city beckoned, eventually leading her to Washington, DC, and to UPA. Jackie enjoys music, traveling and seizing the day.