Melissa Pewett

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Manager for Council Engagement



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Melissa Pewett is the Manager for Council Engagement, working within the President’s Office. Melissa provides support for the organization’s Council. She joined the team in February 2016. 

Prior to joining The Wilderness Society, Melissa worked for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, managing international events and sponsorship development. She has more than 10 years of experience in event planning and fundraising for nonprofit organizations focused on science and education, including Society for Science & the Public, the American Political Science Association and the Biophysical Society.

Melissa grew up in the Washington, DC area and graduated from Lynchburg College with a degree in English. She loves to read, travel and hike.