Melinda Cep

Vice President, Natural Solutions and Working Lands

Dr. Melinda Cep joined the National Audubon Society as vice president for natural solutions and working lands in 2021. Before joining Audubon, Cep served as a senior advisor and deputy chief of staff at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and in multiple positions at the U.S. House of Representatives, including her most recent role as the legislative and policy director for the Committee on Agriculture. Cep has also spent time at the World Wildlife Fund, where she oversaw the organization’s agriculture work in North America, and served as an AVMA/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow.

Articles by Melinda Cep

Great Blue Heron flies over water

Inflation Reduction Act is Making a Difference for Water Resources, Rural Communities, Birds

August 16, 2023 — Significant climate legislation one year after passage.

Supporting Our Working Lands to Protect Wildlife and Store Carbon

December 23, 2022 — The Growing Climate Solutions Act will help farmers, foresters, ranchers, and other land stewards who are on the frontlines of conservation.