Speakers Profile - Melanie Tran

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As a designer, an innovator, an activist, and a public speaker, Melanie was named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence 2019 by the Australian Financial Review.

Her work as a User Experience (UX) Designer and impact in the social enterprise sector has been recognised internationally, including being named the winner of the Laureate International Universities Global Here for Good Award 2018. The award recognises a student from the Laureate network who is using education as a platform to drive social change.

Over the years, Melanie's work spans across the disability, health and technology sectors. With over eight years' experience, and through her role as a UX Designer at Hireup, she has become known for bringing together the worlds of business, design and social impact.

Melanie serves on the Board of the International Youth Foundation and is currently completing a PhD in design innovations in healthcare at Torrens University, Australia.

In 2017, she travelled to Spain for the Laureate Global Fellowship - an international fellowship for young social entrepreneurs.

Public speaking and storytelling has played a huge role over the years. Melanie has presented at: TEDxYouth@Sydney, TEDxSydney Pitch Night, Laureate Leadership Summit, Reimagination Thought Leaders Summit at ACS, United States Sustainable Development Goals Action Zone Conference and a keynote at Google, opening their first ever Asia Pacific UX Design Summit.