Graduated First Class Honours from the University of Otago Christchurch in 2015.
Melanie was one of the first two student to obtain a scholarship from The Winding Road Trust.
She is now a research scientist at NZ Nutritionals in Christchurch.
When Melanie was at secondary school we gifted her a sewing machine because she was making all her own clothes.
Her love of sewing and her vision led her to develop a YouTube video which shares her skill and knowledge for those learning to sew.