Iris is a medical doctor. Ever since remembering herself, Iris was passionate about humanitarian work, social activism and helping deprived populations. Born in the U.S. and raised in Israel, she completed one year of general surgery residency. Iris is a leading member of IsraAID medical team, led missions with Syrian and African refugees, later on took part as a keynote speaker at AIPAC convention, shed a light on the world primary manmade catastrophe and connecting the Jewish diaspora to core values such as Tikkun Olam. Recently she returned from a medical delegation to the Kakuma Mission Hospital at the Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya with IsraAID and from am medical mission to West Africa ( Togo and Guinea) with MASHAV, the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs.
Iris is planning to continue her residency as an emergency medicine doctor in few months and now completing Global Impact studies at the IDC, in order to become a professional in the disaster relief crisis management, sustainable governance and entrepreneurship in the developing world.
During her medical studies at Tel Aviv University, Iris volunteered with Physicians for Human Rights, working with refugees, and initiated a Humanitarian Medical Conference, educating students around the world about humanitarian medicine in Israel. Iris was working as a lecturer in an innovative program for Jewish and Arab women from depressed socioeconomic backgrounds.
Iris was serving as a Captain in the IDF Special Forces reserves, intended to become a doctor at the IDF humanitarian field hospital.