Melissa Aviva Frank
Ms. Frank is from Southern California and has lived in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and currently resides in Jerusalem. A graduate of Tel Aviv University, she holds a Masters in International Conflict Resolution and Mediation from the Public Policy Department. Aviva works on coexistence projects to bring together the minority groups that make up Israel's diverse populations. Using community organizing, leadership coaching, empowerment techniques and the modalities of yoga, nutrition, meditation, mediation and dialogue, she helps bridge the divide separating Israelis. As a certified yoga instructor and experienced leadership coach, Aviva is working on a project entitled: Downward Dogs for Peace. She believes coexistence projects, environmental projects and yoga will bring a brighter future for Israel, the Middle East and the world.