Melanie Takefman has extensive experience in communication, including work in the nonprofit sector and print, broadcast and online journalism. A native of Montreal, Canada, her career has spanned four continents.
Most recently, Melanie served as the communication manager of the New Israel Fund's New England regional office. While living in Israel, she was the North Africa correspondent for The Media Line, a multimedia news agency. At the same time, she worked as a copy and foreign editor at The Jerusalem Post. Earlier, she taught computer courses at Mujeres en Acción, a women’s organization in Tarija, Bolivia.
Melanie holds a master's degree in communication from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with great distinction from McGill University. In addition to English, Melanie is fluent in Hebrew, French and Spanish.