|Hometown:||Half Moon Bay|
|High School:||Half Moon Bay HS|
ACADEMICS: Mel is a second-year Mathematics major at UCSC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2014. She was a four-year varsity tennis player and was Team Captain her Senior year.
PERSONAL: Other than tennis Melanie really enjoyed playing saxophone for her school band, and doing theater/acting in school plays. She is the daughter of Rick and Natalie Waechtler, and she has a dog Magic and a cat Jack. In her spare time she loves listening to music and hanging out with friends, and she also really loves Harry Potter
WHY UC Santa Cruz:
“I chose UCSC because of the campus and the environment. Everywhere on campus there is beauty and kind people to discover it with.”