Melissa Chen

Managing Director

Melissa Chen is the Managing Director overseeing investor relations at Strategy Risks. Having co-founded Ideas Beyond Borders and FAIR, she brings six years of experience in fundraising, development, and non-profit management to her new role. In 2022, she co-chaired the finance committee for Michael Shellenberger’s run for governor of California.

She is also a contributing editor at The Spectator (World edition), writing a column that focuses on China, geopolitics, and human rights violations, and has appeared on Fox News, Sky News, The Joe Rogan Experience, Reason TV, The John Stossel Show etc., to bring attention to the true nature of the CCP and the complicity of American corporations and institutions in abetting the rise of a geopolitical rival that continues to erode civil liberties in Hong Kong, threaten Taiwan and repress the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Melissa previously worked at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a genome researcher after reading computational biology at Boston University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ideas Beyond Borders, Environmental Progress and the Lifeboat Foundation.