Yael was born in NYC, raised in Efrat, and lives in Tel Aviv. She is the founder of PainPal, a digital health startup aiming to revolutionize the treatment of chronic pain and transform the lives of people living with pain, by scaling neuroscience based behavioral health to every chronic pain patient on the planet. Yael founded this following her own journey dealing with chronic low back pain for 15 years. Previous to this Yael co-founded a global civil society initiative promoting innovative policy in the Middle East based on engagement with the region’s liberal societies. She was also Co-Director of a social startups combating loneliness through a nation-wide mentorship program. Yael is a founding board member of The Schoolhouse, which provides language and vocational training for African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. She is also a founding member of the OGS alumni network for Israeli and Palestinian changemakers. Yael studied Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School where she was co-chair of the Israel Caucus and led the Israel Trek, a delegation of Harvard future decision-makers to Israel.