Melissa is a Director and co-founder of The Terrace Initiative, an Australian consulting firm with offices in Perth and Sydney. As a career consultant, Melissa has executed complex organizational optimization and restructuring programs for Tier 1 companies across Europe, the United States, Australia, and the Middle East including Deutsche Bank, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
Melissa has a Bachelor's in Politics from Messiah College and a Master's in International Relations from the London School of Economics. In her free time Melissa enjoys trail running, relishing the immense challenge of marathons and ultramarathons. She also has a passion for charity work particularly in relation to HIV-AIDS education, a focus fostered during her two and half years serving with the United States Peace Corps in northern Ukraine where she ran a portfolio of HIV-AIDS prevention programs.