MAX AUGUST, DIRECTOR
Max August is a sophomore at Harvard College studying economics and government. He grew up in New York City and attended the Horace Mann School. Max has always had a deep connection to his Judaism but began becoming an Israel advocate when he got to college and felt true anti-Israel sentiment for the first time. He is committed to combating the apathy amongst most college students and broadening the reach of Israel activism. He has three younger siblings and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.
CHARLOTTE PARTOW, DIRECTOR OF EXECUTION
Charlotte Partow is a junior at Harvard College. She grew up in New York City, where she graduated from the Spence School. Her love for and spiritual connection to Israel first began on a trip to Israel with her Hebrew School class led by her Rabbi after her Bat Mitzvah. She has chosen to study Talmudic and Rabbinic scholarship at Harvard in an effort to live by the enduring ethics and principles of the people of Israel.
ILAN GOLDBERG, DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
Ilan Goldberg is a second year student at Harvard College. He was born in Mexico City, where he lived until the age of seven, when he moved with his family to Toronto. Within two years they moved again, to Los Angeles -- where they live today, and where Ilan attended Milken Community High School. Ilan grew up with a deep love for and a personal connection to Israel his whole life. At Harvard, he has delved into the opportunity of exploring this connection in a rigorous, and nuanced academic manner.
MELISSA KAPLAN, DIRECTOR OF CAREER FAIR
Melissa Kaplan grew up in New York City and attended Ramaz School. Melissa’s connection to Israel started young and she spent a year studying at Bar Ilan University (2014-2015). Melissa is involved in other Israel related groups on campus. She serves as the National Chairwoman of the Tamid Group.
ALEX POPOVSKI, DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE STUDENT OUTREACH
Alex is a junior from Irvine, California. Before the OC, he was born in Moldova and raised in Israel. Alex has been involved in a variety of Israeli and Jewish groups throughout his life, and has always been passionate about sharing his identity with anyone who would listen to – or eat – what he had to offer. Besides interests in identity-based conflicts and negotiation, he is a strong advocate of tikkun olam and excited by economic development and global health.
BEN BADEJO, DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE SCHOOL STUDENT OUTREACH
Ben Badejo is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. He grew up primarily in New York City suburbs and the mid-Hudson Valley after first living in Golders Green, London for six years. He graduated from Tufts University in 2012 where he studied International Relations and Economics, and then returned to New York where he first worked for a law firm focused on corporate governance issues and M&A transactions, and then worked in regulatory compliance positions at investment management firms.
SARAH ARATEN, DIRECTOR OF OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR
Sarah is a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Chemical & Physical Biology. She first explored Israel through her Judaic studies courses at the Ramaz school, and over the Harvard Birthright trip. This past summer, she participated in the Onward Israel program, doing research in a lab at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem that focused on the correlation between specific genes in cancer cells. On campus, Sarah is involved in Jewish life at Harvard Hillel, serving as the Vice President of Shabbat programing.
ERIC MOED, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN
Eric is an architect and designer from New York City. His work exists at the intersection of art, design and architecture, examining the relationship between memory, narrative & communal outreach. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute '12 and is currently pursuing a Masters in Design Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Eric has served on several national boards including Friends of Bezalel Academy and the Sousa Mendes Foundation. Moed’s projects have been featured in the New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Haaretz, the BBC, Tablet Magazine, and Archinect.