Melissa Isabel Naude
A resilient, hard-working, outgoing final year Animal Health student at UNISA. Actively seeks opportunities to learn and build a career. Committed to making a meaningful contribution to the welfare of the differently-abled(disabled) and animals. Passionate about Autistic community,animals, conservation, the less privileged, her Christian faith and art. Is trustworthy and honest. Has overcome many challenges of Asperger’s Syndrome. Has an innovative, bright, questioning mind. Created own business ‘Must love Dogs’ – dog grooming, walking and house sitting. Completed a 2100 km coastal walk from Durban to Cape Town and raised awareness and funds for Autism.
Computer literate –Excel, Word, Power Point
Flair for organizing events
Fluent in English and Afrikaans
Good writing skills
Physical Strength and fitness
Ability to Analyse Data
Competent in internet and software use
Ability to grasp new systems
Competent in analyzing Data
Can identify and use various sources of information
Ability to identify stumbling blocks
Ability to Research topics and implement problem solving
DURBAN NORTH COLLEGE –MATRIC(2010)
UKZN-GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – (2011 -2013)
UNISA –NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HEALTH(2014-2018)
Volunteer/Public Guest Speaker(Part –time)
Action in Autism(June 2010 -2017)
Event set-up, manning and attending to guests.
Assistance with hosting diagnostic clinics.
Presentations to therapists, educators and parents.
Wolfkloof Wine Estate
Event set-up, manning refreshment stands, serving and welcoming guests.
Social media marketing
After event clean –up.
De Leeuw Fruit Tree Nursery(June 2012 – present)
Marketing and planting and selling of trees
Invasive plant control
Student –Work Intergrated Learning
DAFF /State Vet Midlands(April 2017 - Dec 2017)
Assisted with vaccination of large and small animals
Assisted with de-worming of cattle
Assisted in fowl post mortem
Assisted in Red Cross Permits
Assisted in blood smears, skin scrapings and Clinical investigations
Environmental Research Assistant ( Temporary)
Indwe Environmental Project-Eastern Cape- Bedford(January 2012 – February 2012)
Bird counts and species recording for wind energy project
Transect walking and vantage point observations
Recording meteorological and research findings on Excel
Camp Counselor (Part –Time)
Sugar Bay Resort( 2013 -2014)
Child- care –Ensuring basic hygiene, nutrition, providing emotional support for children.
Entertainment – set-up of activities such as discos, mini Olympics, dungeons and dragons, minute to win- it.
Assisted with Camp out, Beach Days and other activities offered by the Camp.
Chairperson Action in Autism
Mentor – Animal Health