Melissa is a proud sole parent to three children. Since the birth of her daughter, Melissa has dared for her to live a life of opportunities the same as her siblings. Melissa has a passion for creating inclusive communities. She is a keen speaker, sharing her thoughts and experiences with various audiences, including the World Forum in Melbourne on Social Inclusion for people with disability, conferences, workshops, and other community initiatives. Melissa is passionate about supporting social change particularly in the education space.