GrowNextGen industry leader

Melanie Flax Wilt

Melanie Flax Wilt, Chief Experience Officer, Shift•ology Communication

Melanie knows a lot about: energy, ag communication

I own and operate a bioscience communication firm that specializes in the sectors of food & agriculture, health & wellness, and energy & environment.

What is the benefit between industry and education?

Both industry and education are being reinvented at warp-speed. It is essential that we work together to prepare tomorrow’s workforce so they can help us solve the problems of feeding a growing population. Ensuring food security in this extremely complex global system will require the brightest and best minds in the coming decades.

What value/assistance can you and your company provide to teachers and classrooms as they connect with you?

We can provide insight into bioscience jobs and careers and trendspotting. We can set up job shadowing, a Twitter session or Google Hangout for discussion, or an in-person presentation.

Why should teachers connect with you through GrowNextGen?

We have unique insight into the many aspects of bioscience and education. We are a “young-ish” workforce that finds ourselves at the center of this critical transition between the exiting Baby Boomer and incoming Millennial workforce. In addition, our team is connected with many facets of the industry and has insights into big picture challenges and the organizations that are facilitating change.