Mellisa is a young lady aged 21 pursuing a Social work degree at the Women’s University In Africa. She has a strong passion for writing, presenting, and story-telling. She is also the executive director of Young Voices Trust, a youth-led non-profit organization targeted at amplifying education and digitalizing artistic advocacy among young people. She is an alumnus of Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI-RCL SA) Cohort 11, Inspire Africa Institute Cohort 3, YAPCEC 8th edition, YALEP class 13. She is an advocate for youth development, SDGs, mental health, and SRHR, a speaker, volunteer, and writer.