Melanie completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz and fell in love with Tasmania while studying abroad during her third year of University. She went on to complete a PhD in Marine Chemistry at the University of Otago and continued to work in research in New Zealand before moving back to Tasmania with her family.
Upon returning to Hobart, she continued to work for the University of Tasmania while also completing a Master of Teaching. “Teaching students about science and the scientific method, at every level kinder to post-graduate, has always been my favourite part about working in Science.” Melanie has been at Fahan School since the end of 2018 and she has enjoyed sharing her love of science and mathematics with the girls at Fahan.
When not at school, she spends time with her partner and two young boys exploring all of the amazing environments Tasmania has on offer.