Melissa graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in sociology and minor in youth studies. She has a wide range of work and life experiences from teaching English internationally, working abroad and travelling the world, to working with struggling youth in group homes.
Melissa is currently a child and youth outreach worker. Working with and teaching youth within the last 6 years has taught her that every child requires special care and catered support.
In her spare time, Melissa loves to cook and she is passionate about travelling. Her favourite country to visit is the Philippines.
“Volunteering with C.A.N.D.Y. Cafe has taught me the importance of learning more about the topic of death and creating awareness to normalize death. I believe in the values of C.A.N.D.Y. Cafe and being part of it gives me the opportunity to be involved in the community which is very important.”