I have been
involved in numerous group endeavors, most of which have been dedicated to
environmental sustainability or
coexistence in regions of Israel.
Work experiences with like-minded peers have left me with
a deep interest in and curiosity about how people interact
with their surroundings. I have developed strong
analytical faculties that allow me to dive deep into any subject matter,
particularly matters of sociological and even
psychological cause and effect, while staying conscientious of who I am
speaking with and questioning, their needs and
I have used and built upon my creative
faculties for assignments I've been given to make sustainable solutions to
everyday needs. These skills were mostly put to the test in a
hands-on way with my experiences with permaculture, a practice that centers on completely sustainable agriculture and
zero-waste living systems. To make a project that centers around permaculture principles requires great
attention to detail and consideration of multiple variables in architecture, planning, and construction; I recruited
several other workers including myself to build a yoga/meditation
sanctuary/platform out of
rocks, sand, clay, water, and straw. It was my job as
creator of the project to do the planning, recruiting, coordination of labor,
and coordinating with others to gather all the materials needed.
geared more towards general life experience, I have
been a camp counselor for young
children for seven weeks. This commanded patience,
dedication, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an overarching understanding of other's needs. It was not dissimilar to
the classrooms I taught in during my year abroad in Israel. I was put in front
of many classes of Bedouin schoolchildren anywhere from the ages of 6-13 to teach English to, children who had no formal experience really cooperating with a
teacher, as it might seem upon first entering those classrooms, though it went smoothly in the end. On top of this job, I have worked on a farm, and in
several restaurants, all of which required dependability and meticulous focus on completion of various tasks.
Summary of Skills
Almost fluent in Hebrew
work well independently
High School Diploma:Community and Environmental Sociology2019University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States of AmericaI hope to double major in anthropology, but this is still being decided upon.
Birthright through ShorashimMadison, WIRecruiter01/2016 to 05/2016I entered this position at a time when the company seemed to be struggling a bit. I can happily say I helped to reform the way the people in charge of the project organized work with their employees in order to increase results and efficiency in the recruiting process. Also, through my own marketing, I was able to get the message of the project out to different groups across campus that otherwise had no direct affiliation with it. I created connections with several different sororities and publicized the opportunities Birthright offers to people all across campus.
Fellowships and Awards
I received my Permaculture Certificate (first in a series of three certificates required to be considered an expert in the field) after a five-month program at an intentional community in the Arava Desert of far southern Israel called Kibbutz Lotan, which immersed me fully in the practices and ethics of sustainable agriculture, building, and community development.
I also received a certificate of participation and excellence at the end of my senior year of high school from the two-year long Israel advocacy program I was a part of, called Write on for Israel.
Papers and Lectures
Most of my public speaking has been affiliated with short speeches during my time as an iAct Recruiter for Birthright through Shorashim given to Sororities and a couple fraternities. They were concise deliveries of Birthright's benefits, followed by some networking within the fraternity/sorority to make sure the people interested could get their requests for more information met and always have an avenue through which to sign up for the trip.
My experience with writing has mostly been dedicated to endeavors I have taken upon myself to enrich my understanding of sociopolitical factors of the world around me, one such program I was involved was Write on for Israel, while the other was the learning community I was a part of in my dorm freshman year of college, the Greenhouse Living and Learning Community. The writings for Write on for Israel were mostly editorial commentaries on famous publishers' writings on Israel and the Middle-Eastern conflict, largely advocating for the state of Israel's defense, protection, and also commenting on decisions the nation has had to make recently and throughout its history. The Greenhouse writings were focused on various topics within the realm of sustainable living, ethics, community involvement, and world affairs.
Memberships and Affiliations
Birthright organization at Hillel through Shorashim (starting again in the fall)
Write on for Israel through the JUF (junior and senior year of high school)