Melanie recently graduated with First Class Honours in Ancient Cultures and is currently an MA candidate in the Centre for Ancient Cultures at Monash University. As an undergraduate, her work has been Highly Commended in the UA in both 2015 and 2016.

She has also presented her research at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research in 2015 and 2016. Her current research examines the themes within ancient Egyptian biographies from the First Intermediate Period (ca. 2160–2055 BCE) that were inscribed upon walls and stelae within tombs.