Melissa is a passionate eco-warrior, advocating for sustainable living and #zerowaste habits for everyone. She believes in the power each individual has to influence and incite change in their circles, leading with change from the ground-up. She leverages on her social media presence to reach the masses by sharing simple ways on living a more sustainable life in the #zerowaste movement.
She has had the privilege to work with Greenpeace for the Rainbow Warrior ship’s Southeast Asia tour. She is a long- standing volunteer with PAWS Animal Welfare Society and organises corporate volunteer programs with them.
Melissa has since turned to live hosting and her span of work has allowed her to work for events such as Volvo’s Launch, Estee Lauder, EPSON, and Schneider.
Melissa has also ventured into acting showcasing her talent on the silver screen. She debut on Anak Merdeka, playing a role of a nurse in one most poignant scenes. Anak Merdeka is a mini patriotic drama spread over a span of six series. In addition to that, Melissa also made cameos in The Bridge, Tuyul ke London and a provocative character in Viu Malaysia’s Devoted.
Melissa is the host and producer of Tech360.tv, a new regional online tech channel featuring the latest gadgets and IT trends dedicated to today’s digital lifestyle. Hosting with her is Timothy Go, a Channel News Asia news anchor. She brings her vibrant easy-going presence through many forms; hosting events in Malaysia and Singapore, on camera, and through live streaming. From computers to cameras, new technology and electronics, there’s nothing she hasn’t seen yet!
Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3 (Star World) 2015
Melissa appeared in 7 episodes as part of the top 8 finalists. Based on viewer forums, she was a fan favourite with her drive and professional working attitude coupled with a relatable down to earth personality.
Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
The Australian National University, Canberra AU
Strategy and Financial Risk Management Consulting
Melissa has worked in markets locally in Malaysia as well as regionally in South-East Asia within strategy and financial risk consulting serving financial institutions. She has expertise in conceptual presentation and conveying messages to sizeable audiences in this field.
In The Media
FHM Indonesia, February 7th, 2017: https://www.fhm.co.id/content/article/2701/2/2017/Foto-Hot-Melissa-Tan
Women’s Weekly Malaysia, April 30th, 2015: http://womensweekly.my/lifestyle/leisure/malaysias-melissa-tan-why-i-chose-passion-over-pragmatism/