Taylan Aryee-Jones has been interested in nature since her childhood years and has always felt that it was her responsibility to protect it. Growing up in Decatur, GA, Taylan has completed countless projects and essays on environmental topics. Currently, she a junior at DeKalb School of the Arts where she majors in media and minors in vocal music. Taylan plays numerous instruments including, but not limited to, violin and piano. Additionally, she enjoys playing tennis and making movies. Taylan’s interest in climate change was sparked after meeting ACE’s Program Manager, Amber Nave, in her high school media class. After meeting Amber, Taylan participated in several of ACE’s leadership trainings and was eager to continue her work with ACE. During Taylan’s sophomore year in high school, she had the opportunity to travel to the National Power Shift Conference in Pittsburgh, while serving as a youth media team member for ACE. At Power Shift, she co-facilitated a workshop to train students on how to amplify their voice on climate change, using media tools and outlets.