Melissa Andrews is a senior planner at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), a Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Philadelphia and eight neighboring counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She works in DVRPC's Office of Environmental Planning, where she conducts research, convenes groups of stakeholders, and develops plans towards improving the regions's water quality, climate change resilience, and network of trails. Prior to DVRPC, she worked at the Manayunk Development Corporation, a community development corporation in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia; and Voith & Mactavish Architects, a private architecture firm in Center City, Philadelphia. Melissa received her B.S. from Haverford College and her Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.