M.A. Student – Class of 2021
I’m a native New Yorker who grew up on the Upper West Side. My mother is originally from Brooklyn, my father from Israel, and accordingly, I have deep roots in both New York City and Tel Aviv. The impetus behind my fruition as a politicized thinker was Northeastern University’s introduction of the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program at the onset of my undergraduate studies. In my pursuit of this degree, I had the privilege of spending semesters in both London and Tel Aviv, immersing myself in these localities. My academic background culminated in my auditing of credits in Tel Aviv University’s Middle Eastern Studies program in 2018 and 2019.
Professionally, my experiences range from internships with the New York City Council to a researcher for an organization in Jerusalem, exploring the intricacies of the Arab-Israeli conflict, to fundraising and event planning with the more activist New Israel Fund. I spent 2019 and most of 2020 in Boston, MA working for a premier consulting and commercial insurance brokerage firm, learning the dynamic and versatile world of global risk management. I envision a Masters in Global Studies as dually functional: preparing me for a career in evaluating and alleviating global challenges in an array of political and economic arenas as I return to the world of international commerce, as well as serving my immediate and perpetual need for intellectual stimulation in the exploration of the social sciences. To do so in the city that I was raised in and love is an immense privilege, and I am eager to again embed myself in the fabric of New York.