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Melissa Herzog

Teen Director, Live Oak Teen Center

Melissa attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles before transferring to the SUNY system in Buffalo, New York. Melissa graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Technology with a Concentration in Apparel Design and Construction and a Minor in Religious Studies. She has worked with youth for over 23 years in several capacities from a sports coach, dance instructor, technology instructor, educator, youth development professional, fashion design teacher, and more. She relocated to Santa Cruz in 2008 after accepting a position in Special Education, a position she still maintains today. Melissa currently teaches Fashion Design, Builders/Makers, Computer Science Pathways, and Animation, in addition to developing a S.T.E.A.M. program at the Live Oak Clubhouse.