Melissa has been passionate about poverty alleviation since she first visited her dad’s childhood village in rural China as a child herself. She transitioned from a career in electrical engineering in Australia to managing EnergyLab Cambodia for 3 years, and is now Chief of Staff at Okra Solar. Melissa has had the opportunity to combine together her passion for innovation with the desire to create a positive impact, doing this by bringing #powertothepeople.
After a stint in the world of Electrical Engineering, Tim tapped into his creative side and worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Cambodia for three years, with a focus on short documentaries for NGO’s. Now he’s able to combine his technical engineering skills with his love for telling stories and creating content at Okra.