Melissa Schneider

Communications Coordinator
Melissa Schneider


228-818-8838 228-818-8841


703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564



Melissa Schneider coordinates public information, educational media and communication services for Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant. Some of MASGC's communications projects include our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, newsletter (Sea Briefs), electronic newsletter (SeaGram) and video projects. 

Melissa joined Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant in 2006. She has experience in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers. The South Carolina Press Association 2005 Newspaper Contest named her the best beat reporter in the state. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Lithuania.

She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in public relations from the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi.