Yael is a tenth generation Jerusalemite, raised in Israel, and currently based in Washington, D.C. Her passion for international relations, global service, and cross-cultural communication have taken her to over 35 countries around the world, including Switzerland, Niger, India, Ethiopia, and Rwanda. After years of working in international development, particularly managing projects relating to education of the world's most marginalized populations, Yael is now program director for OLAM. In this role she convenes and connects Jews working in international development and global service and raises the profile of tikkun olam within the larger Jewish community. OLAM demonstrates her continuous pursuit to build intersections between her Jewish values and her global interests. While in college, Yael led the Arab-Israeli Peace Alliance organization that promoted dialogue between students of different backgrounds. Later, she acted as one of the first staff members of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Project T.E.N., providing young Jews from around the world a meaningful service-learning experience in Ethiopia. Today, Yael volunteers with American Jewish World Service to organize events for young professionals, and with HIAS to write letters to asylum seekers in detention in the U.S. Yael aspires to be able to greet each person in their native language, and has studied seven languages so far. She has a B.A. in international relations from Boston University and an M.A. in international education and development from George Washington University.