Melissa Wedel earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Purdue University Global, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her undergraduate focus included extensive coursework in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Microbiology, Public Health, Environmental Science, Research Methods, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics. She is currently a graduate student at Benedictine University earning her Master of Public Health with a graduate certificate in Epidemiology and a graduate certificate in Health Management & Policy. Upon completion of her Master of Public Health she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. She has taught advanced high school science and math as well as tutoring students in math and science. She is also experienced in writing biology and microbiology curriculum. She has a passion for research, especially in environmental science, and teaching and inspiring students in STEM fields. She also believes in citizen science to engage students and the public in science and environmental stewardship.
She currently works at INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, MS. She is the Education Programs Coordinator for high school and college students, Environmental Scientist, and Staff Scientist.