Melissa Rex

Melissa Rex, Director of Education, leads The River Project’s education programs, including field trips, in-classroom lessons, and professional development workshops for educators. Melissa received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Yeshiva University, where she assisted in studies on cell biochemistry and environmental endocrinology. She joined The River Project as an educator in 2016 following her participation in its Marine Biology Internship Program and became Director in 2018. Melissa has also served as an adjunct instructor in the Biology Department of Yeshiva University, teaching Genetics Laboratory in 2017 and 2018.