165 Chavez Student Center
As the Advising Coordinator, Melanie works to maintain advising consistency across all 30 sports, and helps to focus the program’s direction.
Advises and assists student athletes (active, inactive, and former including Degree Completion Candidates) towards holistic development, including academic options and alternatives while understanding and complying with University, College, and NCAA rules and requirements. Provides tailored academic counseling to maximize student athlete potential and academic performance while balancing athletic and personal commitments.
Advising Sport Focus
Women’s Basketball, Women’s Crew, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, and for Track: Middle Distance and Throws.
Melanie was born and raised in South Africa. She graduated from Cal with a double major in Political Science and Mass Communications and has completed course-work in the Graduate School of Education. Melanie lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children. Prior to her role in the Advising Program, Melanie coordinated the Tutorial Program for the Athletic Study Center for approximately 10 years.