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Melanie A Ruiz

Melanie Ruiz is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer.

Melanie joined USGS from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she worked on FOIA and Endangered Species Act litigation for 23 years. 

Education and Certifications

  • B.A. in Sociology from the University of Florida

  • J.D. from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in environmental and Indian law