Melissa Schakowsky

  • Director of Government Relations
  • Melissa Schakowsky joined S4 in 2014 and serves as the Director of Government Affairs in the
    Chicago office. In this role, Melissa services clients in a variety of industries including healthcare
    and education. In addition to conducting extensive legislative research and preparing meeting
    materials, she connects clients with the government officials who can help them achieve their

    Prior to joining S4, Melissa interned in Washington D.C. for a U.S. Congresswoman. Melissa
    fielded constituent calls and inquiries while working on a diverse portfolio of issues, including
    energy, transportation, and foreign policy. In 2008, she served as a Cloakroom Page for the U.S.
    House of Representatives, delivering urgent messages and materials to Congressmen on the
    House Floor.

    Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Miami, where she
    earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in
    Economics. A member of Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society, Melissa
    also received numerous academic honors, including Provost’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and
    President’s Honor Roll.


    • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Miami
    • Provost’s Honor Roll
    • Dean’s List
    • President’s Honor Roll

    Areas of Expertise

    • Legislative Affairs
    • Government Relations
    • Healthcare and Long Term Care Policy

    Industry Sectors

    • Healthcare
    • Education

    Professional Experience

    • U.S. House of Representatives

    • Director of Government Relations