At-large Board Member
Melissa Gonzalez is passionate about using the power of integrated marketing communications to protect wildlife and natural resources. She enjoys taking her dog on walks, hiking, and dancing. She is a public servant with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she develops communication strategies and visual productions supporting both the agency and the National Conservation Training Center’s missions.
Melissa has over ten years of experience in the communications field, specifically working on digital media production and public affairs roles. Most of her experience has been with federal agencies some of which include the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health.
Her natural ecosystem is tropical rain forests. Melissa was raised ten minutes away from the beach on the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, where she had the opportunity to study and complete her college education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in TV and Radio Communications at the University of Puerto Rico and a Master’s degree, specialized in advertising, at the University of the Sacred Heart.