Melissa Prunchak

Fraud Examiner, NSF Office of Inspector General

Melissa Prunchak is from the northern Virginia area and attended the James Madison University where she graduated with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Economics. Melissa joined the National Science Foundation Office (NSF) of Inspector General in December 2016 and began auditing the NSF’s major facilities to determine whether NSF, as part of its oversight of the construction and operations of major facility projects, has internal controls that ensure awardees allocate their construction and operations expenses to the correct award. Prior to joining NSF, Melissa spent 9 years with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General conducting audits in the Customs and Border Protection, United States Coast Guard, and the Transportation Security Administration. In addition, Melissa participated in complex Department wide audits looking at issues such as the Department’s pandemic preparedness and its response to the Ebola outbreak. Melissa received two Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Team Awards for Excellence for two DHS audits. Melissa became a Certified Fraud Examiner in September 2016.


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