Melissa Amarello


Melissa Amarello

About Me

I use my passion for wildlife and background in conservation biology to connect others with nature. My superpower is engendering empathy for maligned and misunderstood creatures, especially snakes. I co-founded ASP in 2014 and currently serve as Executive Director (and educator).


  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Nature


  • Nonformal Educator

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Executive Director

Advocates for Snake Preservation

Silver City, New Mexico

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