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Melo Taylor, Regional Director of Youth Engagement
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Melo Taylor is the Regional Director of Youth Engagement for NFTY Garden Empire. In this position, she mentors the Regional Board and other teen leaders as they plan and facilitate immersive educational, religious, and social programs for their peers. Melo works to support congregations, clergy and youth workers as they continue to build teen engagement in their own communities.

Growing up in California, Melo spent summers at Camp Tawonga in Yosemite. She was an active member in NFTY-CWR. She attended California State University, Chico where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Her hobbies include tennis, creating art, playing guitar and ukulele, and hiking in the mountains with her dog, Roxie.