Green Festival Speakers

Melanie Napoleon

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www.sheddaquarium.org

Melanie Napoleon is Director of Great Lakes Conservation at Shedd Aquarium. The program strives for a Great Lakes watershed that is healthy, wellunderstood and internationally cherished by raising public awareness of Great Lakes issues, while also providing inspiration and opportunity for action.The program strives for a Great Lakes watershed that is healthy, wellunderstood and internationally cherished by raising public awareness of Great Lakes issues, while also providing inspiration and opportunity for action.

Melanie completed her M.S. degree in biology at Northern Illinois University and her undergraduate degree in environmental biology at Bradley University. Her M.S. thesis and area of academic expertise is in evolutionary biology and animal behavior. She also has knowledge of and experience in Great Lakes conservation and local ecology, informal education, communitybased asset development and communitybased social marketing. Melanie has been with Shedd Aquarium since 2001.