Melissa Pitzen

Program Manager

As a member of the program delivery team, Melissa works closely with project directors, managing directors, executive directors and faculty to design and deliver innovative educational experiences and programs for clients and participants. Her primary responsibilities include sourcing, planning, coordination, material development, communications, and on-site implementation of programs, as well as serving as a liaison between clients, faculty, staff, participants and suppliers.

Prior to joining Duke CE, Melissa worked for a Science and Technology Center as the Program Manager of Integrated Education and member of the Innovation and Learning department where she helped to redesign the field trip concept and expand partnerships amongst educational institutions. Before that, she served as a Public-School Educator and an English Teacher in Beijing, China where she taught and designed curriculum with international educators. Melissa graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Education and a Minor in Environmental Science.