Evan Taksar is originally from Los Angeles, CA and currently finds herself in Boston, MA. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Political Science and Jewish Studies. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Jewish Professional Leadership and an M.A. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies through the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University. She spent 15 summers as a camper and staff member at Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu, CA and considers camp to be the most formative Jewish experience thus far in her life. Summer 2014 is her first summer as the Chizuk Fellow/Judaic Programming Director at JCC Camp Chi. Her favorite activities include: eating as many grilled cheese sandwiches as possible, tie-dying, singing Danny's Song at the top of her lungs, and going on adventures.