Mely Bohlman

Class of 2019

I’m Melisa Bohlman, but I go by Mely. I studied Environmental Science, Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona and graduated last December. Currently, I work for Environmental Education Exchange, teaching middle school students in Tucson and Nogales about energy efficiency in our technology and behaviors, as well as our distribution of natural resources. I’ve grown up thanking Tucson for the sunrises, sunsets, starry skies and strong succulents, so it is a dream come true to be working with Saguaro National Park. I’m really passionate about combining my Ecuadorian heritage and culture to the surrounding environment and keeping the humanities alive in this technologically-driven society. I have been fortunate enough throughout my college education to have traveled to the Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest, the Galapagos Islands, and various coastal cities of Brazil. I also value the importance of bringing more cultural diversity to our national parks, especially being in a geographic space that is close to the border and is a biodiverse nexus (thank you Sonoran desert!).