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
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.