Melissa is available to speak on the topics of marine biology, sharks and their relatives, being a woman in STEM, scientific literacy, and equality in STEM. Previous audiences have included students and teachers K-12, university students, educational administrators, and the general public. She can cater her talk to your specific audience, and below are the topics that she has spoken on before.
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- Las redes: nadando entre tiburones. Ciencias en Redes. 2019.
- All You Need To Know About Sharks. University of Sydney. 2019.
- Las conversaciones en la ciencia: science is more diverse than what we portray it to be. American Fisheries Society Conference. 2018.
- Lessons from Sharks. WonderWomen in STEM Virtual Summit. Keynote Speaker. 2018.
- Bioluminescence: lighting up the deep. IDEAS Festival. 2018.
- How To Use Podcasting To Protect The Ocean. International Marine Conservation Congress. 2018.
- Do it for the 'gram: How scientists can utilize the best of Instagram. International Marine Conservation Congress. 2018.
- Who lives, who dies, who tells their story: sharks through various culture lenses and how policy reflects that perception. International Marine Conservation Congress. 2018.
- Oceans. International Kids Marine Conservation Congress Plenary Speaker. 2018.
- Who lives, who dies, who tells their story: sharks through various culture lenses and how policy reflects that perception. BioTweeps Conference 2018.
- Defining Habitats and Habitat Use for Chondrichthyans. BioTweeps Conference 2017.
- Come Find Me: Defining Habitats and Habitat Use for Chondrichthyans. Oral presentation. ASFB-OCS Joint Conference. 2016.
- Habitat Use in Chondrichthyans. Oral presentation. New Zealand Marine Sciences Society and Australian Marine Sciences Association Joint Conference. 2016.
- Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs. Poster presentation. Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles. 2015.
- Opening panel for the Florida Marine Educators Association Conference. 2015.
- Sex specific differences in habitat use and migratory behavior shown in great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in South Africa. Oral/poster presentation. New Scholars New College. 2014.
Presentations can be tailored to various audience demographics and preferences. If you are interested in booking Melissa for a speaking engagement, please contact email@example.com