Volunteer & Internship Coordinator
Melissa helps recruit, train, manage, and recognize our wonderful volunteers. She is particularly proud of how Reserve volunteerism has grown since she started in 2013. Her favorite places on Great Bay are Clements Point and the waterfront at the Great Bay Discovery Center at high tide during Horseshoe Crab spawning season.
Before coming to the Reserve, Melissa had internships with The Ocean Conservancy and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful that helped her realize that this was what she wanted to do full time. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University.