Melanie was born in Germany and is one of the newest volunteers at Scalabrini. After her formation as a dental assistant, she started studying French, Philosophy and Ethics in order to become a teacher. Over the past few years she lived in Germany and in France. She was teaching her subjects as well as German while finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Education. In March 2015 she moved to Johannesburg where she finished her Master of Education. After moving to Cape Town in October 2015 she has now become an All-Rounder volunteer at Scalabrini and also teaches in the English School.