Melina Laverty

American Museum of Natural History

Melina Laverty is the International Field Program Manager at the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. She manages planning and logistics for field expeditions to various CBC project countries. Ms. Laverty has also been developing biodiversity conservation curriculum materials which she helped pilot with university educators in Bolivia. Before coming to the Museum, Ms. Laverty worked for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) office for Meso America in San Jose, Costa Rica. Ms. Laverty has a Master's degree in marine environmental science from the Marine Sciences Research Center in Stony Brook, New York. She speaks French and Spanish and has international field experience in Barbados, Canada, Tanzania, Sweden, Madagascar, and Mesoamerica.

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