Melissa began her career at WHC as the Conservation Coordinator for Strategy and Planning, where she helped to develop and implement the CRM, represented WHC at member events, worked closely with member sites on their application and program details, and coordinated meetings the department. In her current position as Coordinator, Content and Partnerships, Melissa manages the WHC-certified Woodlawn program in Maryland, as well as the partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. She also works to develop and implement programs for Conservation Academy and manages technical aspects of online learning events as well as assisting in implementing all details of Conservation Conference, from program to logistics.
Melissa graduated from Stonybrook University with a BA in Environmental Humanities, with studies focused on environmental education, politics, art and literature. She also holds a degree in Hospitality Marketing and Management.