Melissa Unemori Hampe is a Partner with Skog Rasmussen LLC on the Island of Maui, Hawai’i. Melissa specializes in federal government relations and grants, working in both arenas through public, private, and nonprofit sector positions. She spent 11 years on Capitol Hill working for the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink (D-HI), with a Senate policy leadership committee, and for the late Senator Dan Akaka (D-HI). She advocated for mentoring and youth development at the national nonprofit MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership. She then joined D.C. firm McAllister & Quinn in 2008, serving in various positions including Chief Operating Officer, and continues to consult with the firm on various clients while at Skog Rasmussen LLC. Melissa has also worked on more than 125 federal, foundation, and corporate grant projects, providing a variety of services including grant prospecting and strategy, project management, coaching, writing, reviewing, editing, and submission support. Her clients have included national, regional, and local nonprofits; academic researchers at higher education institutions; hospitals and academic medical centers; for profit entities; and multi-sector collaborations. Melissa received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.