Jackie Soleimani is the Global Director of Birthright Israel Excel where she works closely with the international community of Excel fellows. In her role, she strategically partners with business leaders, non-profit and leadership organizations, and key supporters of the program. Before joining Excel, Jackie spent seven years as the Vice President of Leadership Development at Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) where she worked with the Board of Directors and regional leadership, oversaw missions and was a liaison to Birthright Israel. Prior to BRIF, Jackie spent several years at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), most recently as their Director of Manhattan Communities. After graduating from Stern College, she worked at the Schusterman Foundation in Jerusalem and then returned to New York to work at Hudson Bay Capital as an Analyst before joining AIPAC. Jackie lives in New York with her husband Jacob and their three kids, Liam, Emmett, and Nessa.