Melissa Figueroa, Deputy Secretary for Communications and Strategic Planning

Since 2015, Melissa Figueroa has served as the Deputy Secretary for Communications and Strategic Planning for the California State Transportation Agency. Previously, Melissa was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. as the Deputy Secretary for Communications for the Business Consumer Services an Housing Agency in 2013 and the State and Consumer Services Agency in 2011.

Prior to her appointment to the Administration, Melissa served as the Press Secretary for State Senator Joe Simitian and also worked as a television news producer in both Sacramento (KCRA) and San Luis Obispo (KSBY).

Melissa holds a bachelor of science degree in Journalism from California State University, San Luis Obispo.