This year our Class of 2002 are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their graduation. Melanie Walls, shares her story since graduating from the College.
What are you up to now?
I am now the Scientific Director of the clinic, The Fertility Specialists of WA and Regional Scientific Director (WA) for the City Fertility Group, where I oversee the day to day running of two IVF Laboratories. We have a team of 18 incredible scientists who work daily to help couples towards their dream of a healthy baby. I am married and have two little kids, Elsie is 3 and Finn is 1.
Reflection on your time at Nagle
I just have the best memories from my time at Nagle. I loved St Patrick’s day and having a pool on campus on hot days but mostly for me it was the long-lasting friendships I made, I still have an incredibly close group of friends from high school. Even though some of us live in different places now, we always catch up when we can and it is like we were never apart when we do. I think this is rare, as most of my Perth friends and colleagues have lost touch with their high school friends. Maybe it is a country kid thing, growing up in the country was the absolute best!
Any advice for our students?
Do not stress too much if you do not know exactly what you want to do, that is rare, and almost never works out the way you plan. If you do know what you want to be, but do not get the ATAR to get into it, there is ALWAYS another way, if you are passionate about it and dedicated, you will get there in the end!
Everybody has a story and we always love to hear from our Alumni, on where they are now and how they got there. Their achievements and challenges, their thoughts and observations, could serve as an inspiration to fellow Alumni, as well as current and prospective students.
To share your story, please complete the this form: Alumni: Share your story