Yona Weisleder is 23 years old, born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica, currently living in Boston, Mass. She studied at Dr. Chaim Weizman Institute, got her undergraduate degree in advertising design at Universidad VERITAS and is now pursuing her Master's degree in global marketing communication and advertising at Emerson College. Yona is very passionate about Jewish history and education. In 2005, she participated in the National Bible Contest and won 9th place. Since she was 9 years old, she has been an active member in the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement, working as a counselor for three years and also serving on its board of directors. She participated in several national and international camps and seminars and spent a preparatory year in Israel where she took an intense leadership course in Jerusalem, volunteered on Kibbutz Hatzerim and participated in the Marva army experience. Before moving to Boston, Yona was involved in the restructuration and re-launching of Beit Scopus Costa Rica.