Ever since her first year of engineering, Melanie knew she wanted to get into fire, having been enticed by the industry’s emphasis on intricate and careful decision making. She joined the Crossfire team first as an undergraduate intern in November of 2020, giving her a taste of the complexities and fulfilment involved with fire engineering.
Having now completed her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering with first class honours at the University of Auckland, Melanie will be studying towards her Masters of Engineering Studies endorsed in Fire at the University of Canterbury whilst working full time.
With an eagerness to constantly be challenged, Melanie is excited to learn about the technical aspects involved with fire safety design and hopes to intertwine the lessons learnt in the Masters with those learnt at work. Notably, she aims to further expand her skillset and gather valuable experience both in and out of the office.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys baking sweet treats, tinkering with her keyboard, and relaxing at the beach.