Marina is a Major in the IDF, where she works on developing satellites for the national space program. She is a graduate of the prestigious Talpiot program, and has a B.Sc. in physics and a M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University. She recently returned from a year and a half of building nano-satellites at the NASA Ames research center in California, where she took part in a first-of-its-kind cooperation between NASA and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Marina has been a volunteer for Birthright-Taglit, both as a participant and a fund raiser on the American “Birthright Week.” She is currently active in two initiatives that focus on encouraging girls in Israel to go into learning STEM subjects in junior high and high school, where it is her hope that her knowledge and experience will inspire them to follow their dreams. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Nathaniel.