Laura Talinovsky is 35, lives in Haifa, and serves as COO of Shaharit: a think tank and a leadership incubator aimed to diverse Israeli politics and create politics of common good. Prior to that, Laura was the Head of Mechinat Rabin: a Leadership Academy for youth. She taught courses on Economics, Gender, Society and Government at the Academic college of Emek Yezreel and at the Rabin Leadership Academy, among others.
Prior to that, she was the Parliamentary Advisor for Knesset Opposition Leader, MK Shelly Yechimovich, doing parliamentary and legislative work. She managed PR and social media political campaigns.
Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and a BA in Political Sciences and Sociology, both from the Hebrew University, and spent a year at New York University on a Paths to Peace Fellowship leadership program.
Laura is one of the establishers of the activist group “Generation 1.5” – young Russian speaking Israelis, as she was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Israel at the age of 6.