Melanie Tluczek is the Director of Science and Education at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Parsons Field Institute. Melanie has over 15 years’ experience in local ecology, natural resource management, and leadership. Melanie has an M.S. degree in wildlife ecology from Arizona State University, studying the diet and water requirements of pronghorn antelope in Arizona. Melanie has a combined 10 years of experience creating and leading science based programs, including large-scale invasive species removal and restoration.