Melissa Patterson coordinates conservation training and the conservation service season. This is Melissa’s ﬁfth full year with the program. She was a crew leader for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and has worked for SCA as a Corps Member, Project Leader, Work Skills Instructor and Assistant Conservation Co¬ordinator prior to her current position. She has also worked as an educator and holds a teaching certiﬁcate. She received a B.A. in environmental studies from Allegheny College.