Melanie always had a passion for environmental sustainability and while her economics background helped her gain roles in Environmental advocacy with the ACT government, she was hungry for more.
That’s when she decided to enrol in the Master of Environmental Management and Development at Crawford School of Public Policy.
Graduating in July 2016, she found her economics background a useful backbone to her environmental studies and one which focused on resource allocation and resource management and international climate change policy.
“A highlight for me was going on a field trip to Cairns. We developed a survey to write a report on the willingness of people to pay for flora and fauna conservation. That trip gave me hands-on experience and was hugely influential on the direction of my studies and career goals,” said Melanie.
“When I finished my degree I reached out to my Professors for career advice. They suggested some organisations that aligned with my research interests and within weeks I was flying internationally for job interviews.”
Melanie is about to embark on a new adventure and has recently accepted a new job with the Federal Government in the Environment Department as a Policy Officer in the International Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Section.
“I just feel proud and privileged to be able to say I have a Master of Environmental Management and Development from ANU. Picking up that certificate on graduation day was an incredible moment for me.”
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