Melanie Nutter serves as the director for the San Francisco Government’s Department of the Environment. She joined SFE after working as the deputy district director for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House. Prior to this position, she was the executive director of the San Francisco Democratic Party from 2003-2005 and was the principal of Nutter Consulting, a San Francisco based consulting firm that helps nonprofits and political organizations to raise funds, organize events, manage campaigns and recruit new supporters. Prior to her work in online fundraising and marketing, she spent six years as a grassroots political organizer with Greenbelt Alliance, the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) and Green Corps. She holds a B.S. degree in communications and environmental studies from Northwestern University.