Melissa Ford is the campaign manager for the Government for the People campaign at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. This campaign strives to protect Texans’ constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property while keeping government limited and accountable.

Melissa was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and moved to Texas for college. After completing a semester as a Bill Archer fellow in Washington D.C., she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Melissa spent 3 years working for President Donald Trump at the White House, in the Office of American Innovation and later the Domestic Policy Council. After the President left office, Melissa worked for the Center for Advancing Opportunity, a research and education initiative in Washington D.C.

After getting married at the beginning of 2022 and embarking on a 6-month worldwide honeymoon, Melissa and her husband David now live in downtown Austin. They enjoy exploring new places, trying new restaurants, going on long hikes, and drinking wine.