Melina Gross is the Manager of Operations and Marketing at the New England Venture Capital Association. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Melina moved to Boston to attend Brandeis University where she studied Behavioral Neuroscience and Business with honors in Entrepreneurial Behavior. Prior to joining the NEVCA, Melina was deeply involved in the startup community. She supported strategic operations for several Boston-based startups and spent two years at 2020 Startups, first supporting the New York-based startup accelerator, and later led the program’s expansion to Boston. As the Managing Director of 2020 Startups Boston, Melina worked across industries to unite and drive founders, thought leaders, investors, and technologists to facilitate growth and achieve business results.