Name: Melissa Nop
Title: Manager of Equity and Practice
Melissa Nop (she/her/hers) has been working in philanthropy since 2017 and currently serves at NCG’s Manager of Equity and Practice supporting work around culture and community, racial equity, social justice, and public policy – helping to develop networks, training cohorts, and programming.
Based in the North Bay, she most recently worked at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees as a Program Associate. As the proud daughter of Khmer refugees, she is passionate about addressing the challenges that immigrants and refugees face. Her interest in healing intergenerational trauma became central after taking a powerful trip home to Cambodia with her mom and brother, which led her to sit on the board of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants. Melissa is also the Education Chair for the Asian and Pacific Islander Giving Practice which works on empowering API communities to take on challenges locally and beyond.
Melissa hopes to bring this lens into her work with the NCG community.