Melissa Varga

Science Network Senior Manager

Melissa Varga is Science Network Senior Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She manages the online community for the Science Network, a group of more than 20,000 scientists and technical experts interested in science advocacy, which offers its members resources, trainings, webinars, and opportunities to get involved in the issues they care about. She also manages partnership development for the Science Network, and specializes in engaging scientists and science organizations in efforts that support long-term movement building and culture change towards embracing advocacy as a critical component of science’s role in society.

Prior to joining UCS, Melissa was candidate outreach manager of the Candidate Project at the New Organizing Institute, where she helped train and provide online resources for citizens across the country who were running for local office. She earned an MA in political management from The George Washington University, and BA in English and political science from Marietta College.