Melissa Franqui, Communications Associate
Melissa Franqui is the communications associate for the Drug Policy Alliance, based in New York. She is passionate about social justice and is driven to combat the inequities created by America’s failed war on drugs, particularly in communities of color.
Franqui has ten years of experience in communications strategy and event management. She most recently worked as a communications consultant for Housing + Solutions, a grassroots nonprofit serving homeless women in Brooklyn, and previously served as the director of communications for the Abyssinian Development Corporation, a community-based organization dedicated to the empowerment of Harlem residents through economic development, affordable housing, education and social services. Prior to that, she worked to produce walk-a-thons in Central Park for a breast cancer awareness organization, and began her career at Fordham University’s Development and Special Events Office.
Franqui attended Wellesley College where she majored in English literature and concentrated in Africana studies.