Melinda is passionate about travel, hiking and volunteering and has been balancing these interests over the last five years. During her studies in Psychology and Health, she enjoyed learning about anthropology, human rights and philanthropy. Through her degree she had the opportunity to volunteer within health and humanitarian organisations across Sydney, Fiji, India, Romania and Serbia.

At the age of nineteen she took her first big solo trip overseas and since then has been lucky enough to travel to over thirty-five countries. Some highlights of her adventures have included hiking the Inca Trail, trekking Annapurna Sanctuary and sailing the Galapagos Islands. On the weekends you can find her drinking coffee, writing and taking part in coastal walks on the Northern Beaches.

Top of my bucket list: Pacific Crest Trail, North America

"Travel is not a reward for working, it's education for living" - Anthony Bourdain