Melissa Wiggins is the deputy director of the finance & operations department. Before joining the Finance & Operations team, she spent over three years as CRL's development associate, working on grants as well as individual donors.
Prior to CRL, Melissa spent five years working in development at the North Carolina Justice Center. Originally from the Boston area, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and worked as a litigation paralegal for several years before taking an internship with a non-profit startup. This led to her interest in the nonprofit sector and the decision to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Policy at Suffolk University.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, and two kittens.