About Chelsea Merta

Chelsea Merta is a lifelong public servant and community activist. She previously served as staff attorney for ArchCity Defenders, representing and advocating for homeless, indigent, and underserved women in the St. Louis County Municipal Court system. 


She serves on the young professionals boards for the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Society, and was a founding member of the Young Friends of Brightside St. Louis. 


She also has served as a consultant for St. Louis-area legislators and policymakers, assisting with drafting legislation for consumer issues, environmental concerns, and social justice.