Melissa Goldman supports grantmaking activities for the Safe Water initiative. This involves monitoring grants, assisting in the development of new proposals, and coordinating activities. Goldman has a background in global public health and is currently finishing a second master’s degree in international development with a focus on food and agriculture systems from Cornell University. Prior to joining the Foundation, Goldman served as a food security volunteer with Peace Corps Nepal. She also has experience conducting participatory research on various topics surrounding health, food security, urbanization and soil erosion in Belize, Malawi and Kenya.