Melanie Taymour (she/her) studied International Management (B.A.) and subsequently European Studies (M.A.) in Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder). Parallel to her studies, she worked in refugee aid, first as a volunteer and later as a full-time coordinator for volunteers. Before joining Deutscher Frauenrat (DF), she supported various model projects in the framework of the federal program Demokratie leben! in testing new innovative approaches in the field of democracy promotion.