Melissa Chan is the Program Coordinator for Global Security and International Affairs at the American Academy. She facilitates projects within the program area, including Rethinking the Humanitarian Health Response to Violent Conflict and Promoting Dialogue on Arms Control and Disarmament. Before joining the Academy in late 2021, Melissa was a political affairs intern at the nonprofit advocacy organization, The Borgen Project. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Boston University, focusing on foreign policy and security studies and the Middle East and North Africa region.