Holding a PhD in Life Science with a background in marine biology and fisheries ecology, Melanie Zölck (Zoelck) has extensive experience in project management, communications, and sales. Living and working in several European countries, Melanie is fluent in both German and Spanish. She is at home in academia, in business, in the field, and on the high seas. Because she thrives in multi-disciplinary environments, Melanie communicates effectively with scientists, clients, government officials, and the public. Her grant funded research resulted in numerous publications and presentations. She has served as a reviewer for the ICES Journal of Marine Science and the Bulletin of Marine Science. Dr. Zölck is FTL’s Project Manager and Communications Coordinator.