Meet the Team: Melissa van der Walt

Melissa is originally from South Africa but has a Dutch background. She successfully completed a BSc in Communication and Media at Erasmus University Rotterdam and joined the Fooditive Family in April 2021. She originally did her internship at Fooditive as a social media and marketing intern and is now working as the Business and Communications Manager. Melissa joined Fooditive because of the company's sustainability and plant-based values.

As Business and Communications Manager, Melissa is responsible for external and internal communications and business development. She also oversees Fooditive's social media along with the Social Media Manager, Samar. Her favourite part of the job is working with people who come from vastly different backgrounds and having the opportunity to learn something new every day. Each day is so different from the other and this makes it exciting. Melissa's biggest challenge is keeping up with the startup lifestyle; the fact that no day is the same makes it very unpredictable.

In her spare time, you can find Melissa sewing, painting or anything artistic. She is yet another member of the Fooditive Family who does yoga, along with Niki and Samar. Melissa's favourite song is Bunny by Slater and Enjoy.

- The Fooditive Family.

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