Melissa has been with CSU since 2016. Prior to this Melissa worked for the NSW Police Force, Police Driver Training as a Driving Instructor for twelve and a half years. Melissa taught the Bronze, Silver and Advanced Defensive Certifications, as well as the Field Training Officers Driver Development (FTODD) and the FTODD four wheel drive courses.
Melissa also taught the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for Police Officers for eleven and a half years. She also had four secondments to the NSWPF Academy teaching on the ADPP.