Melanie Beatus is entering her third year on the YLD Board. She grew up in Roslyn, NY, where she went to Roslyn High School. She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2012. After graduation, she moved to Chicago where she began her career in financial services, currently working at JPMorgan Chase. She completed her MBA part-time at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. YLD has played a significant role in Melanie's experience in Chicago. She was most recently chair of the Ben-Gurion Society committee and has been involved with countless events and programs. Melanie's grandparents (OBM) were very active in the Jewish community, and she aspires to continue their legacy. She looks forward to making a greater impact on the board and YLD at large.