Melissa is an environmental educator with over a decade of experience across the US and around the world. She has worked with numerous nonprofits and startups to accelerate sustainable projects in agriculture, renewable energy, and community development in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
She has taught at NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education & Sustainability, RISE (Rockaway Initatiative for Sustainability and Equity), Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo, Alley Pond Environmental Center, Idlewild Environmental Center, and the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. She also teaches environmental studies and sustainable food systems at the School of Visual Arts. Her research interests include science communications, environmental psychology, and science literacy.
She holds a MS in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, and a BA with Departmental Honors in Environmental Studies from Adelphi University.
MS Sustainability Management, Columbia University
BA Honors, Environmental Studies, Adelphi University
Certificate in Regenerative Ecological Design, Ecosa Institute