Travis Melamed grew up in Jacksonville, FL and was an active Southern NCSYer during his high school career, where he attended public school in Jacksonville. For the past two years he has studied at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah, after being pushed by NCSY to attend a gap-year yeshiva program in Israel. Currently he is starting his first year at Yeshiva University and plans to pursue a psychology degree. He is excited about the opportunities that the Shevet Glaubach Fellowship presents because it is a chance to give back to the community that gave him so much. He looks forward to inspiring the next generation to take full advantage of their lives and the opportunities presented to them. Through this he looks forward to building on his own Judaism and leadership skills.