Melissa Moore

James H. and Elizabeth W. Wright Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2020
Hometown: Suwanee, GA
B.A. Clemson University (2015)
M.A. University of Virginia (2016)
College of Arts & Sciences

Melissa Moore is a graduate student in economics at the University of Virginia where she is writing her dissertation entitled, “Contraceptive Choice and Fertility Trends in the United States.” Her research focuses on the health and safety of women and minority groups, including research on community trust in law enforcement and domestic violence mitigation strategies. She received undergraduate degrees in economics and women’s leadership from Clemson University, and her M.A. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Thesis Description

Contraceptive Choice and Fertility Trends in the United States

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