Flo Low


Flo Low

Location: Israel

Biography
Flo Low works in the Donor Relations Division of the FSU Department at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).  Prior to this position, she worked in the Director General's office of the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and in the Jerusalem offices of the United Israel Appeal of Canada (UIAC). She has lived in Jerusalem for the past eight years, following her graduation from the Double Degree program at Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. When she arrived in Israel, Flo served as a commander and then an officer in the Education Corps of the IDF, where she commanded courses in Zionism and Jewish identity for immigrant soldiers. She has been active in PresenTense since her release, beginning with the first summer fellowship in 2007, and serving on the Steering Committee since 2008. In her free time, she enjoys writing, yoga, classical ballet and hip hop.

 

Marla Gamoran


Marla Gamoran

Location: United States

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
I was a Global Fellow during the summer of 2010 and really believe in the program. I would love to apply my recent experience as a Fellow to the next cohort and give something back to the PresenTense community.

Biography:
Hailing from Madison, Wisconsin, Marla spent most of her professional life in nonprofit and higher education management, and is now launching her encore career through this new venture, Skilled Volunteers for Israel. Marla’s passion for Israel has led her to discover the need to build the framework for baby boomers like herself to volunteer their skills and expertise in Israel.

 

Allison Sheren


Allison Sheren

Location: United States

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
PresenTense is an amazing, innovative organization. I have been involved with PresenTense for almost five years now. In that time, I have seen the organization grow tremendously and expand their reach and impact on our generation of Jewish leaders. The opportunity to contribute to that success and help shape the future of the organization is an important way for me to give back to the PresenTense community.

Biography
Allison Sheren is the Assistant Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC). Allison previously worked at the ICC as a Program Associate and at the University of Michigan Hillel as the Program Director. She has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and Near East Studies. Allison was previously the Arts & Culture Editor for PresenTense Magazine. Originally from Princeton, NJ, she has been to Israel 18 times (and counting) including participation in Young Judaea’s Year Course and staffing numerous Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.

 

Nic Abery


Nic Abery

Location: United Kingdom

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
Being part of the ongoing work of PresenTense and helping to give back to the PT community. Enthusing and exciting others to take part in the fantastic fellowship. Being part of the energy and community again.

Biography
Nic Abery is the Director of LooktoLearn—a museum education experience that meets the specific needs of Jewish Elementary and High Schools that rarely fuse their teaching of Jewish and Secular studies.

With over a decade of formal teaching experience, Nic has worked in museum education, developing the school's program for the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Her innovative museum-based programs and educator training sessions use art and artifacts as a platform for the teaching of Tanach text. Nic holds a diploma in Museum Education from the University of Leicester, B’Ed Honors in Art and History of Art from Cambridge University, is a regular participant of Visual Thinking Strategies’ international training discussions, and was a 2010 Fellow at the PresenTense Global Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs.

 

Aaron Goldberg


Aaron Goldberg

Location: United States

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
I'm really excited to learn about today's most promising young entrepreneurs. I hope I'm able to add value to the Summer Institute and help these people make real impact through their ventures. It's a real privilege to be able to help shape these people's experience at the Summer Institute.

Biography
Aaron Goldberg is the director of recruitment for post-college programs and alumni relations at Masa Israel. Aaron received a BA in International Affairs with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies at James Madison University. Born in, and currently residing in, New York, NY, Aaron has spent the majority of his life living in Lawrenceville, NJ, but has also spent time living in Jerusalem.

Aaron's work at Masa Israel involves helping to connect thousands of young Jewish adults to their passions in Israel and thinking about how we engage Masa Israel alumni after their program experience. In his free time, Aaron works on the committee of Habonim Dror Camp Na'aleh and enjoys playing his guitar.

 

Guy Seemann


Guy Seemann

Location: Israel/United States

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
I come across dozens of young guns who are looking for a way to build their dreams in Israel or abroad. This will give me the ability to point them in the right directions that will give them structure and foresight.

Biography
Guy Seemann studied government, international policy and philosophy at American University in Washington, DC. Before moving to Israel, Guy worked for United States Senator Robert Menendez, and then as a special projects coordinator in the North Eastern campaign based in New Jersey for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Since the campaign and moving to Israel, Guy was awarded a fellowship to work with international journalists and diplomats at the Prime Minister’s Office and then served as the international director for Lev Echad, an organization which deals with crisis management. Guy currently is working to improve Israeli international strategy and tactics with the USA and other English speaking countries.

Guy loves to play Soccer and Tennis, and dance hip hop. His secret passions are physics and astronomy.

 

Raimy Rubin


Raimy Rubin

Location: United States

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
The opportunity to learn about new ideas that are going to transform the Jewish future!

Biography:
Raimy works for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. He comes to the Global Steering Committee after working for PresenTense as a development associate in Jerusalem, where he earned a MA in Nonprofit Management. He lives in Pittsburgh with wife, Chevi, spending a vast majority of his time rooting for the Steelers.

 

Beto Maya


Beto Maya

Location: Israel

What excites you most about joining the Steering Committee?
Working with the PresenTense team and meeting amazing young entrepreneurs.

Biography:
Beto Maya is the Program Director for ROI where he is responsible for summit selection, programming, regional gatherings, and more. Born in Mexico City, Beto was very active in Dor Chadash Zionist youth movement.

Since making Aliyah in 1993, Beto has developed many frameworks of Zionist education and leadership programming. After finishing his Bachelor of Education Degree from the Beit Berl College in Non-Formal Education and Israeli Studies, Beto worked in the Hagshama Department of the World Zionist Organization. Beto was then sent to Mexico City as a shaliach for the Jewish Agency for Israel and returned to Israel after three years. Before joining the ROI team, Beto served as the Education Coordinator of the Herzl Museum. Beto currently lives in Modi'in with Liora, Tamar, Yael, Kranky and Pushke.

 
 
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