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Melissa O’Neal is a Program Manager for the West Virginia Water Research Institute, where she manages data entry, conducts water sampling events, and is responsible for utilizing GPS/GIS technology to create and manage static and website mapping applications for various water quality projects. Mrs. O’Neal has over six years experience in the field of environmental science and her background includes work in acid mine drainage remediation monitoring, GIS mapping and management, and mercury water column and fish tissue analysis. She also served as an OSM/VISTA for several watershed associations, and remains active as a volunteer for the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology from West Virginia University.