Who We Are


Melisa Kegans

Staff Scientist

Melisa Kegans joined the PIONEER Team as a staff scientist in 2018. She has extensive hands-on experience that she has received through her path to a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Puget Sound. Her experience includes conducting water quality fieldwork in Commencement Bay, exploring wastewater and temperature effects on inhabited organisms for environmental studies, performing statistical data analysis, completing human health risk assessments, and creating site figures in a geographic information system. Melisa’s professionalism and work ethic are clearly evident on every PIONEER project.