Melissa Low is a third year Bachelor of Communications student journalist at AUT University.
She is majoring in journalism and minoring in digital media and is attached to the Pacific Media Centre/Pacific Scoop as a News Reporting intern.
"I'm interested in cultural, music, fashion, social media/technology, entertainment and human interest stories," she says.
"I was born in Auckland, and have lived on the North Shore for my entire life, but I am of Chinese Malaysian decent."
She also contributes to AUT's Debate magazine as a music reviewer, columnist and feature writer and has a blog www.melinthemilkyway.blogspot.com
"I love photography and design. My goal in life is to launch my own magazine."
Low is the 2012 Asia New Zealand Foundation's Kiwi Asian Journalism Scholarship winner.