Dr. Melissa Bernardo is in her third season coaching JV softball and also coaches JV volleyball in the fall. Coach Bernardo is a dorm parent, an Upper School advisor, and advisor to the Environmental Club on campus. She holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Wesleyan University.
Melissa joined Walker’s in 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Biology from Wesleyan University. Her dissertation dealt with nutrient-mediated manipulation of host-feeding behavior by a parasitoid. Melissa has taught a range of topics at the university level and brings her knowledge and enthusiasm to Walker’s chemistry, biology and environmental science classes. She also coaches volleyball and softball.