Melissa Paquette is Counsel of Policy and Implementation at Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. In this role, Melissa works in a multi-disciplinary team to develop expertise in gun laws and non-legislative, evidence-based gun violence reduction strategies. Melissa also collaborates with state and local government agencies, local gun violence prevention groups, and other stakeholders to support faithful implementation of gun violence prevention legislation, including red flag laws and domestic violence relinquishment orders. Prior to joining Everytown for Gun Safety, Melissa was Director of Legal Services at the Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Law Project where she managed a team of attorneys and paralegals to provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence in New York City. Melissa graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2011. During her time at Fordham, Melissa participated in the International Human Rights Clinic and the International Law and Development in Africa Clinic. Immediately following her graduation, Melissa served as a Dean’s Fellow at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice.