Melanie chose a career in law to make a difference. After graduating from a double Law degree with a major in politics from Monash University in 1998, she worked in personal injury for four years before joining Blackstone Legal Costing. At Blackstone, she started as a taxing clerk and left as a senior legal associate.
Melanie enjoys the variety of files she attends to at work and the interactions with other staff members. A well-rounded individual, her interests outside of work include live music, comedy and mathematics. She continues to satisfy her desire to help people by volunteering at the St. Kilda Mission and is a long suffering Essendon supporter.