Melinda Watson, Watershed Representative, Tennessee Valley Authority
Melinda has worked for TVA for over 25 years, principally in water quality and public outreach. She is currently assigned to Public Outreach and Support in the Natural Resources organization. Her current responsibilities include project lead for the Tennessee Valley Clean Marina program; project lead on BioBlitz, a program that creates opportunities for citizens to help collect species information on public land; project lead from Natural Resources working to upgrade and enhance the kids section of the TVA website; as well as representing TVA at numerous outreach events. She holds a BA from the University of Tennessee in Agriculture and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education (also from UT) and was certified to teach high school biology and general science.