Melissa Garcia is a senior technical officer with the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception, hosted by MSH. Melissa develops and implements strategies to increase access to emergency contraception globally, and she leads engagement on advocacy, trainings, and awareness-raising with local partners in francophone countries. She has worked on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights at the international level, most notably at UNFPA. She was also a focal point for the UN global consultation on culture and development post-2015. This work included the convening of global religious, faith-based and cultural actors in support of sexual and reproductive health issues. Melissa speaks English, French, and Spanish. She holds master's degrees from Columbia University and from the London School of Economics.