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Melanie Stansbury biography: 13 things about politician born in Farmington, New Mexico

Melanie Ann Stansbury is a politician born in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She grew up in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. (a)
  2. She attended Cibola High School in Albuquerque. (b)
  3. In 2002, she earned her bachelor’s degree in human ecology and natural science from St. Mary’s College of California. (c)
  4. From 2002 to 2004, she was a field instructor at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. (d)
  5. From 2004 to 2010, she worked in research and instruction at Cornell University in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA. (d)
  6. In 2007, she earned her master’s degree in sociology with a minor in American Indian studies from Cornell University where she was a Ph.D. candidate. (d) (e)
  7. From 2010 to 2011, she was a White House Fellow working as a policy advisor on the Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C., USA. (a) (d)
  8. In 2011, she was a Sandia National Laboratories and Utton Transboundary Resources Center consultant. (d)
  9. From November 2011 to May 2015, she was a White House Office of Management and Budget program examiner. (d)
  10. From May 2015 to August 2017, she was a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources professional staff. (d)
  11. In September 2017, she became a policy consultant on water, natural resources and community and development issues working with research, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Albuquerque. (d)
  12. On January 15, 2019, she assumed office as a member of New Mexico House of Representatives representing the 28th district. (d)
  13. On June 1, 2021, she won election to Congress for New Mexico. As a Democrat, she defeated her Republican opponent Mark Moores by more than 30,000 votes. She was 42 years old when she became a member of the U.S. House of Representative representing New Mexico’s 1st district. (e)



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