MELISSA ORRETT

From coastal shores to rolling plains, Carramar alumni Melissa Orrett has a knack for getting the most creative shot. Her passion for photography has grown over the years and she spends her free time heading out with her camera or drone to capture the colours, textures and lines of the landscapes.

See some of her astounding sky-high shots here: https://www.instagram.com/upphotography0/.

By day, Melissa works at Vision Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that supports people who are blind or low vision live the life they choose.

Since graduating in 2013, Melissa has volunteered for the Starlight Foundation, worked as an optical dispenser and attended the International Peoples College in Helsingør, Denmark.

“I got to study alongside people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and experience life at a Danish Folk High School,” she said.

“It was such an incredible experience and I have been able to meet up with some of the other students when I have been travelling.”

Her travels have taken her to part of Europe and the UK, NewZealand, Thailand and Singapore. Now she is settled in Yanchep after building her first home with her partner.

Melissa said her time at St Stephen’s spared her love of helping others and getting involved in the community.