Melanie Wallace is the Senior Series Producer for NOVA, the PBS science series, now in its 46th season. In that role, Melanie is connected to all aspects of production. She searches for new talent, innovative program ideas and new coproduction opportunities. She is the driving force behind the deals brokered between NOVA and NOVA’s numerous international partners such as BBC, ARTE, ABC Australia, NHK, and CCTV to mention a few. Another aspect of Melanie’s job is one of ambassador, traveling worldwide to promote the NOVA brand and to raise awareness of NOVA’s highly acclaimed, award winning science programming while highlighting the role NOVA plays to enhance science literacy. She regularly attends conferences in China, France , Germany, UK and Brazil. She is also called upon to act as a juror for a variety of awards including the News and Documentary Emmy Awards and the Dupont-Columbia University Awards.