Melissa grew up in Tucson, Arizona, where she fell in love with the ecology and geology of the Sonoran desert. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona and an M.FA. in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University.

Her first book, "Mythical River," forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press, is about water issues in the Southwest.

She has worked as a science communicator for NASA’s Phoenix Mars Scout Mission, the Water Resources Research Center, and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

Melissa relocated to Flagstaff in 2015 to join KNAU’s team. She enjoys hiking, fishing and reading fantasy novels.

Title Author Publication Date
Study: Soil Bacteria Can Improve Crop Yields During Droughts Melissa Sevigny March 27, 2017
New Trend In Hand Surgery Allows Patients To Remain Awake Melissa Sevigny March 23, 2017
Arizona Students' Elk-Detection Invention A Finalist In National Competition Melissa Sevigny March 17, 2017
Navajo Nation Maps Drought With NASA Satellites Melissa Sevigny March 07, 2017
Scientists Renew Debate Over Pluto’s Planet Status Melissa Sevigny March 02, 2017
NASA Invites The Public To Search For ‘Planet Nine’ Melissa Sevigny February 23, 2017
Arizona Astronomers Make Plans For 'Great American Eclipse' Melissa Sevigny February 21, 2017
National Survey Shows Americans Value Grand Canyon Springs Melissa Sevigny February 16, 2017
NASA Improves Snowmelt Forecast In Colorado River Basin Melissa Sevigny February 10, 2017
Faint Shadow To Cover Moon In Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Friday Melissa Sevigny February 09, 2017
Satellites Reveal Shrinking Water, Bare Shorelines In Lower Grand Canyon Melissa Sevigny February 03, 2017
NAU Study: Managed Wildfires Mixed Success For Ponderosa Pine Forests Melissa Sevigny January 31, 2017
USGS: Uranium Levels In Grand Canyon Spring Not Linked To Nearby Mine Melissa Sevigny January 27, 2017
AZGFD: Arizona Deer Still Free Of Chronic Wasting Disease Melissa Sevigny January 20, 2017
There's Still Time To Weigh In On Fossil Creek Management Plan Melissa Sevigny January 06, 2017
How You Can Help Document Biodiversity In Arizona's Kaibab National Forest Melissa Sevigny January 03, 2017
In Wake of Experimental Floods, Scientists Track Grand Canyon’s Vanishing Sand Melissa Sevigny December 21, 2016
Citizen Scientists Monitor Springs In Northern Arizona Melissa Sevigny December 20, 2016
Arizona Coal Plant Experiments With Burning Wood From Forest Restoration Melissa Sevigny December 15, 2016
3 Colorado River Chubs May No Longer Qualify For Protection As Separate Species Melissa Sevigny December 14, 2016
Flagstaff Scientist Detects Water On Rare Metal Asteroid Melissa Sevigny November 30, 2016
Artists Invited To Navajo Nation To Witness Uranium’s Effects Melissa Sevigny November 23, 2016
How To See November’s Extra-Close ‘Supermoon’ Melissa Sevigny November 10, 2016
Experimental High Flows Begin At Glen Canyon Dam Melissa Sevigny November 07, 2016
4-Year NAU Project Will Study National Park Boundaries From Space Melissa Sevigny October 18, 2016

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