Melanie has fostered a fierce determination to protect the natural environment since the earliest of ages.

After establishing a career in the Arts she returned to study in 2008 and completed a Bachelor of International Development followed by a Masters of Environment in 2016.

Melanie is a campaigner for positive change, who has worked in politics since 2014 with individuals, community groups, industry and businesses to catalyze a movement towards a more compassionate world.

Melanie also delights in the unconventional and colourful and seeks to capture this through her photography and performance. Her quiet moments are spent with her daughter in nature, cooking vegan delights or planning impactful ways to create rapid social and environmental change.