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Melissa A. Luke


Melissa Luke has been at the Association of American Universities (AAU) since June 2015. As the Federal Relations Assistant, Ms. Luke is responsible for tracking legislation, monitoring congressional hearings and the Federal Register. Additionally, Melissa supports the federal relations team in special projects. She staffs the Chief Academic Officers (CAO) and Council on Federal Relations (CFR) constituent groups and helps plan the annual meetings for both. She has also served as the assistant project manager to the 2015 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.

Prior to joining AAU, she worked for a consulting firm specializing in state government relations where she monitored legislation in a variety of states including Georgia, Florida, Indiana, New York and Ohio. Melissa began her professional career at Associated Industries of Florida, where she was the government affairs and business development assistant.

Ms. Luke earned her graduate degree in education law and higher education administration from Nova Southeastern University and her undergraduate degree in political science and economics from Florida State University.