Humane Education Coordinator
Melissa has been involved in animal rescue for over a decade. She began helping feral cats in Brooklyn by doing TNR. She has volunteered with many rescue groups before joining Sarama’s team as their NY Rescue Coordinator. For three years she oversaw all of the animal care and the many aspects of rescue in the New York City area. While she still helps with animal care, she is now Sarama’s first Humane Education Coordinator. Melissa works with schools and the community to promote kindness to animals and responsible animal guardianship. Melissa has a degree in Criminal Justice and has worked in case management for people with mental illness. She now works in the NYC public school system. She shares her home with four rescue cats Charlie, Lamb, Sabrina and Patches. She is also fosters adoptable animals for the rescue as well.