Melissa Bailey

NERN (2006)

Associate Administrator

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Springfield, Virginia

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Dr. Melissa R. Bailey is an Associate Administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). In this position, Melissa supports the agency’s daily operations and program delivery, including the implementation of key pandemic related activities, and provides overall management and policy direction for USDA’s supply chain assessment work. Melissa has served in leadership positions in four different AMS programs since joining government service over 12 years ago. Prior to joining USDA, Melissa worked in food and agriculture business consulting and academia.

Melissa holds a B.S. in Biology from Northeastern University, a M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Nutrition (focus on Agricultural Policy) from Tufts University’s School of Nutrition Science and Policy.