Melissa Grim


Melissa E. Grim, JD, is Senior Research Fellow at the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation.

Melissa completed a degree in law (J.D.) at DePaul University’s College of Law, Chicago. She received a Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) from Boston University in 2010 and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Penn State University in 2007. Prior to this, she studied classical ballet at the University of Oklahoma and earned a certificate of ballet pedagogy from the Royal Academy of Dance, London. 

Melissa has extensive research experience, including legal research and a global analysis of constitutions at the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, a non-profit law firm in Washington DC. She also managed the Becket Fund’s daily domestic and international religious freedom news analyses. She also worked extensively on global religious freedom research projects at Penn State University’s Association of Religion Data Archives.

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