Prior to joining Triple Jump as a Legal Officer, Melissa worked as a legal advisor at Lendahand. Her career started at a law firm in South African where her primary focus was commercial litigation. After leaving private practice in 2011, she worked as a in-house legal counsel where she gained experience in the renewable energy, waste management and telecommunications sectors. Melissa holds an LLB from the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She is South African national and speaks: English and Afrikaans.