Inbar Chityat graduated summa cum laude from the Technion with a BSc. in mechanical engineering, specializing in control and robotics, and was a member of the "Reamim" excellence program.
During her studies she led a multidisciplinary team in the Biodesign Israel HealthTech innovation program and became a mechanical design instructor in the program's technological team.
Inbar has been working as a control systems engineer in the electro-optic division of Elbit Systems (Elop) for the past two years. In her previous role, Inbar was part of the R&D department at Via Surgical, a medical startup developing fixation solutions for hernia repair and before that part of the SCALPEL lab in the Technion, focused on evaluating clinical performance using sensors.
Inbar was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her MS in mechanical engineering at MIT.
Maya Gayer is a content creator and editor with vast experience in the media field, specializing in making academic knowledge accessible to the general public.
Before receiving the Fulbright grant, she worked as a senior director of programming and editor at Galei Zahal radio, serving for the past seven years as editor-in-chief of “Ha-Universita Ha-Meshuderet”, and co-editor of the program's book series. In the past few years, she also held the position of director of the Persitz Program in arts management at the Tel Aviv–Jaffa Municipality and head content editor of the science documentary series “The Future is Already Here” aired on KAN (the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation). Additionally, Maya was an adjunct professor and lecturer for a podcasting workshop at Sapir Academic College and the University of Haifa.
Maya received an MA (magna cum laude) and a BFA (summa cum laude) in film and television studies from Tel Aviv University.
Maya was awarded the Fulbright fellowship in Public Humanities to pursue an MA in oral history at Columbia University.
Dana Golan’s career has encompassed academic study to a career in multidisciplinary art and work in informal education. Following a master's degree in art history at Tel Aviv University, Dana served for more than a decade as the manager and curator of a distinguished private art collection. She has also led art education activities and art-tours and delivered lectures at various cultural institutions and schools.
Dana was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her master's degree in museum education studies, which relates to public engagement and visitor experience. She hopes to promote access to art content, to diverse audiences, and fostering space design and educational collaborations between museums and other cultural institutions.
Yara Haidar received her LL.B. in law and B.A. in psychology from Tel Aviv University.
After graduating, Yara practiced as an intern and then as an attorney in the litigation department at Herzog Fox & Neeman for two and a half years. For the past two years, Yara has worked in the litigation department of Dan-Hay & Co. Law Firm, where she represented and consulted leading companies and individuals in class action disputes, data protection, and privacy.
During her studies, Yara worked as a research assistant, and as coordinator and tutor at The Academic Tutoring Program for law students.
Yara was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M. degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom Koren graduated from Tel Aviv University with a bachelor’s degree in art history and English literature, Summa Cum Laude. While studying she served as an artistic director, curator, content writer and music journalist at various cultural institutions. Since her graduation she has been working as a digital marketing manager and content creator for Teder.FM.
During her MA studies Tom aims on expanding her experience in the music scene and crossing over to the visual art field, focusing on the intersection between the two. She will explore the possibilities of curating multi-disciplinary events and live, participatory art as a way of keeping art fresh, cutting-edge and forward-thinking, while also creating unique platforms for human encounters, as a means of bringing different communities closer together.
During her Fulbright fellowship, she will pursue an MA in curatorial studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Shadi Omar holds a BA in archeology and ancient Near Eastern cultures from Tel Aviv University and a teaching certificate in Land of Israel studies from Beit Berl College.
Shadi aspires to contribute to the development in the field of heritage of residents of the area and especially in Arab society, the tangible and intangible heritage, connecting it to the global context, - the cultural heritage of humanity, to help local communities tell their own story, which is everyone's story.
Shadi’s ambition is to establish creative museums and exhibitions in cooperation with local society, to preserve the history of the past for the betterment of present and future generations.
Shadi was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue an MA in museum anthropology at Columbia University.
Hamad Swaid worked at Gil Ron, Keinan & Co., a leading class action law firm in Israel, as a student, an intern, and later as an associate.
As an associate, he led large-scale complex litigation and innovative class action cases in various domains, including commercial law, discrimination, and environmental protection.
Aside from his work as a lawyer Hamad worked as a teacher’s assistant and research assistant in the various areas of law,. He is also researching the laying of internet infrastructure in Israel and its effects on marginalized groups.
Hamad holds a Bachelor of Law from Tel Aviv University.
Hamad was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M. degree at Harvard University, focusing on researching the interaction between law, politics and technology.
Hamad’s recent publications -
"A universal Internet access in Israel? Infrastructure between nationality, market and matter.", in collaboration with Mr. Alon Jasper, Law, Society and Culture, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University (forthcoming 2023).
"Hollow hope: readings in the Palestinians' fight for freedom", published in the student paper, In The Naqba (2019), The Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University.
Samah Wattad, a journalist, completed her BA in journalism & sociology at Oranim College of Education in 2016. She was among the 70 students who were selected for her significant contribution to society in 2022.
Samah has worked for various local and international media outlets, serving as a news editor and reporter at Nas radio station and a TV reporter for the Musawah Channel, as well as working as an investigative journalist at KAN Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation in the past. Her coverage on political and economic news, particularly women’s roles in both fields, has been notable.
Samah's passion for volunteering led her to participate in the youth newsroom covering the World Press Freedom Day conference in Ghana in 2018, as part of the UNESCO Middle East NET-MED Youth project. She is also an active board member of the Tishreen Association for activism and empowerment.
Samah was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her MA in communication management at George Washington University.
Yael Zeldman Haviv
Yael Zeldman Haviv received her BSc in marine sciences & marine environment from Ruppin Academic Center. Her MSc in zoology, ecology and environment at Tel Aviv University (graduated Magna Cum Laude) focused on the marine environment in the Gulf of Eilat. At that time, she was also a teaching assistant at several academic institutes.
Later in her professional career, Yael did a fellowship program for environmental leaders at Heschel Center for Sustainability and a directors' course at Bar-Ilan University.
As former head of the Environmental Department at the Arava Regional Council and a current head of the Desert Floods Research Center at the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Yael searches for options to enhance sustainability agendas among decision-makers and contribute to life-changing environmental resolutions. .
Yael was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue a mid-career MA in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School to pursue her career in environmental policy leadership.
Anna received a Bachelor of Law, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.
Anna will commence her graduate legal studies in the LL.M in Corporation Law program of New York University (NYU), focusing on economic and financial regulation.
For the last three years, Anna worked in the Antitrust & Competition Department of Herzog Fox & Neeman, the largest law firm in Israel, first as a student intern and currently as an articled clerk. During her studies, she worked as a teacher’s assistant and research assistant in the areas of corporate law, family law and law and history.
Aya was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her Masters of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation focusing on translational investigation, at Harvard University.
Aya received her medical degree, summa cum laude, from the Technion - Institute of Technology. She is also a graduate of the Foundation of the Clinical Research certificate program at Harvard Medical School. During her studies, Aya worked as a research assistant at Rambam Medical Center, focusing on infectious diseases as well as on clinical pharmacological research in kidney transplant patients. Her work made her realize the importance of conducting proper research as a physician, which led to her decision to pursue this degree, in order to sharpen her health care research skills.
Upon finishing her academic studies, she completed one year of clinical internship at Rambam Medical Center. Following her masters, Aya aims to implement clinical and translational research in her clinical work, conducting focused research on underrepresented populations in Israel.
Yasmin graduated from Tel Aviv University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, Gender Studies and an Arts major. In her senior year at Tel Aviv University she started studying fashion styling at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Shortly after her fashion studies, she started her own fashion blog and was the first to introduce this field in fashion to her society. Her vision was clear - to create high quality and creative content that brings a new voice and paves the way for a new generation, one that thinks for itself, asks questions, takes risks and isn’t afraid to try new and untraditional ways. Her blog has attracted followers from all around the world and she has been invited to report on fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris. She was awarded the title “Influencer of the Year 2019” by GoStyle magazine and was featured in local and international magazines, including Grazia UK, Vogue Italia, Refinery29, InStyle Germany and more. Today she has a community of over fifty thousand followers on Instagram and works with international brands.
During her fellowship with Fulbright, she will pursue an MA in Journalism at City University of New York.
Amal was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MPA degree at Cornell University.
Amal concluded his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature at Oranim Academic College of Education, in which he currently works as a Teaching Assistant. During his undergraduate studies, Amal served as the student representative for two consecutive years and was heavily active in organizing departmental events and workshops that facilitated the integration of novice English teachers into the Israeli education system.
Simultaneously, Amal has been focused on writing his first fiction book of the tragedy genre, which he hopes to publish in 2023. Amal also works with various national and international NGOs that promote transatlantic collaboration.
Nader studied his B.SC in Computer Science at the Technion - Institute of Technology, as a member of the LAPIDIM excellence program, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Nader has been working as a software engineer at Microsoft for the past three years, specializing in Cloud-Native solutions for Microsoft’s cyber security products.He also worked as head teaching assistant at the Technion in the course Cooperative Game Theory.
Nader has been taking an active part in helping Arab students land their first job in Israel’s Hi-Tech industry by volunteering as a mentor in HASOUB’s PAIRS program and being one of the first members of Microsoft’s Interview Buddy program.
Nader was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study for a Masters in Computer Science at Columbia University.
Roy received his B.Arch, cum laude, from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Since the 5th year of his studies, he has been acting as a teaching assistant at Bezalel Academy’s Bachelor of Architecture Program and at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art - Faculty of Design. Over the years Roy has guided students in the History of Modern Architecture; Facade Technologies; Researching technological design tools for addressing issues raised by the UN at the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) program; and Design Hacking: customized 3D printing with organic materials.
Throughout his career, Roy has worked in several renowned firms: Yashar Architects, Ilan Pivko Architects, and HQ Architects, where he planned and designed various groundbreaking projects, emphasizing parametric, generative, and sustainable design. Simultaneously, he participated in” Shade Aviv”: Tel-Aviv Municipality’s Shading Element Design Competition, winning 3rd Place.
Roy was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue his master’s degree in Computational Architecture: Experimental/Contemporary Design, Fabrication Methods, and Architectural Education.
Esther Yalma , pursued a bachelor degree in software engineering at Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), graduating in 2012.
Before receiving the Fulbright grant she worked as a quality assurance specialist at Fluz Company. Her role was mainly versioning, configuration, and UI/UX management.
Esther was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study an MBA program at Rochester Institute of Technology.
During his Fulbright fellowship, Raviv will pursue his MS in Business Analytics at Boston University, developing the skills needed to lead data-driven processes and solve organizational problems using data.
Raviv received his BA in Philosophy, Economics, and Political Science (PEP), magna cum laude, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During his studies, Raviv worked as a counselor at a hostel for at-risk teenage boys in Jerusalem. Upon graduation, Raviv worked at Israel's Prime Minister's Office in the Department for Social Affairs and co-authored the national plan for reducing crime in the Arab sector in Israel. Currently, Raviv is an economic advisor in the PM's Office at the Department for Economics and Infrastructure and advises the Prime Minister on economic policy issues.
Tom is a composer and pianist specializing in music for media. Tom finished his B.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Composition at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, being admitted directly into the sophomore year and later winning the dean's prize, among other scholarships.
Tom is currently finishing his M.A. in composition at JAMD while also teaching there. His music has been performed by different bands, ensembles and orchestras across Israel. In 2021, Tom won the Israeli Flute Orchestra's Composition Competition, got his piece published by the Israeli Music Institute, and scored the feature film "The Last Robbery" by Avi Biter. Today, he produces music for the media company Artlist.io as a part of their Originals team, and is currently composing the original music for "The Fenestas", an animated show to be aired on "Kan Digital". Besides that, Tom is the arranger, orchestrator and musical director of "Love Is All the Story", a revue by Be'er Sheva's Fringe Theater, featuring the Israeli Sinfonietta.
Tom was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study screen scoring in NYU and hopes to further explore the nuances in which music can psychologically affect and enhance the narrative of a story.
Etai received his B.A. in Education and Political Science (magna cum laude) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a member of its Educational Leadership Program. During his studies, Etai worked as a research assistant at the Hebrew University School of Education. After serving as an advisor for the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Etai joined Teach First Israel and became a high school teacher in Bat-Yam. Today he serves as Director of Pedagogy in his school. Etai’s areas of interest focus on school-based interventions aimed at fostering academic motivation, as a means of tackling achievement gaps.
Etai was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue his master’s degree in Education Leadership, Organizations and Entrepreneurship at Harvard University.
Recent Publication: Bar-Hanan, E. (2020) ’Jewish Peoplehood’: The Israeli View of the Diaspora in Textbooks. Ofir Abu, Tanya Zion-Waldoks (eds.), Through Israeli Eyes: Images, Representations, and Boundaries of the Jewish World, Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, 2020: 361-380.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Bashir, was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue his Masters in Data Science focusing on data-driven decision making at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Bashir received his B.A. in Psychology and Business from Tel Aviv University. During his studies, Bashir served as a strategic consultant for NGOs, wrote his thesis on the issue of code-mixing in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and volunteered as program coordinator for several social and cultural projects.
The Council of Higher Education and Tel Aviv University awarded him as one of the most influential students in social involvement. His thesis was published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
Upon graduation, Bashir served as a strategic consultant at Maoz and later as a data analyst in Hi-Tech after graduating from Google’s first Data Analysis Bootcamp.
Yonat Ben Ozer
Yonat received her LL.B. in law, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. She is also a graduate of the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University. During her studies, Yonat worked as a teacher’s assistant in the areas of administrative law, welfare law and labor law, and served as a board member of the Tel Aviv Review of Law and Social Change. She was also a fellow in the TraffLab research project, focused on a labor approach to human trafficking, at Tel Aviv University, in which she researched worker-driven social responsibility. Upon graduation, Yonat served as a law clerk for the Hon. Justice Anat Baron of the Supreme Court of Israel. Yonat currently works as an associate in Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano and Co.
Yonat was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M. studies at Yale University, focusing on human trafficking and workers’ rights.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Alamia, was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her studies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) - MSEd program in Education, Culture, and Society.
Alamia is a BA graduate of Comparative Literature and American Studies from Tel-Aviv University. She has been working in the field of education for more than a decade and managing the Arab sector in Educating for Excellence for the past 3 years. Following her Master’s degree Alamia’s goal is to improve the educational system within the Arab community, in Jaffa, and later in the Arab society in Israel in general. She seeks to prepare the youth for the "day after" K12 education, building a solid, structured and holistic path for educational achievement. In addition, she is interested in researching the effects of inter-generational conflict on education, especially in traditional societies and peripheral areas.
Liat received her LL.B. in Law and a B.A. in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from The Hebrew University. Liat’s areas of interest revolve around legal reasoning, constitutional law, and the intersections of law and philosophy.
During her studies, Liat served as Editor-in-Chief of the online edition of The Hebrew University Law Review. She worked as a research and teaching assistant in both the Faculty of Law and the Philosophy Department, and as a research assistant at the Israel Democracy Institute. Upon graduation, Liat served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Ruth Ronnen in the Economic Division of the Tel Aviv District Court.
Liat was later awarded the Irving-Isadore Weinberg Prize for Excellence in Public Law for a research paper dealing with rules and standards in the proportionality test. For her research paper titled “The Relevance of Autonomy in Post Mortal Rape”, she received the Law and Philosophy Forum Prize.
Liat was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M. at Yale Law School, where she intends to develop her research focusing on the relationship between legal reasoning and the normative status of constitutional judgements.
Liat co-published an article titled “Coordinated or Complementary? Tort Law and the HCJ”.
Shir received her LL.B. in law, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. During her studies, Shir served as an assistant editor of “Theoretical Inquiries in Law” and as a research and teaching assistant for various professors.
After graduation, Shir served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Yoram Danziger of the Israeli Supreme Court and as a senior law clerk to the Hon. Judge Ruth Ronnen of the Economic Affairs Court (at Tel-Aviv District Court). Shir is currently working as an associate at one of the top law firms in Israel and has over 5 years of experience as a litigator.
Shir's publications include:
Eshkol, S, (2020). What Are We Talking About When We Talk About "Harm to Feelings"? About "Harm to Feelings" in Israeli Law and What Stands Behind it", Law, Society and Culture – Law & Emotions.
Ronnen R & Eshkol S (2018). The Business Judgment Rule and The Duty to Make an Informed Decision, 47 Mishpatim.
Shir was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M at Columbia University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Nader, was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue a Master’s Degree in AI and Robotics at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Nader received his B.Sc. in Computer Science, cum laude, from the Technion - Institute of Technology. During his studies, Nader completed various research projects specializing in his main fields of interests AI, Robotics and Machine Learning. Simultaneously, he completed a two-year internship as a student researcher at IBM Research labs in Haifa as part of the Hardware Verification team.
Currently, Nader is doing research at Carnegie Mellon University specializing in Robotics and Machine Learning, which will end in a publication.
Shahar received her LL.B. in Law and a B.A in the Multi-Disciplinary program in the Humanities Department from Tel Aviv University.
Prior to her studies Shahar established an NGO that successfully lobbied the Israeli government to change its immigration policy, in order to grant citizenship to undocumented migrant workers and their families.
Upon graduation Shahar worked as a parliamentary advisor for the Chairperson of the State Control Committee and as legal advisor for the Attorney General as a data and privacy protection advisor in the Department of Public & Constitutional Law.
Having worked in a wide array of institutions and organizations Shahar's areas of interest focus on the intersection between the public sector and the civil sector, towards creating long lasting collaborations between the two, to achieve effective social change.
Shahar was awarded the Fulbright fellowship to pursue her MPA at Columbia University.
Tal received her LL.B. in law, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. During her studies, Tal served as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Tel Aviv University Law Review ('Iyunei Mishpat'), and as a research and teaching assistant in various courses. Today, Tal clerks for the Hon. Deputy Chief Justice Hanan Melcer of the Supreme Court of Israel. Tal's areas of interest focus on the intersection between corporate governance, public administration and technology.
As a Fulbright fellow, Tal will pursue her LL.M. at Harvard University, focusing on the effects of big-tech monopolies (like Facebook, Google or Amazon) on various civil rights and liberties.
Jenan Abu Shtya
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Jenan, will pursue her LLM degree as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on human rights, land law and social change issues.
Jenan received her LL.B degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her studies in the law faculty, Jenan served as a teaching and research assistant in various fields.
In the past two years, Jenan has worked at Agmon &co Rozenberg HaCohen & Co Law Firm, as a legal intern and later as an advocate, in the planning and construction department.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Shadin Azaizeh, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her Master’s in Sports Business at Temple University with the focus area: Recreation and Event Management.
Shadin was born and raised in Nazareth. She is a professional basketball player, a graduate of the Wingate Institute. She worked as a PE teacher at CHW Hadassim High School at Even-Yhoda. Her aim is to help the Arab sector to develop professional basketball facilities that works on enhancing the young basketball players’ mental and physical skills.
Israeli filmmaker Tamar Baruch (b.1987) graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University and from York University in Toronto, and was a student of Jewish Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Her short films, including Gloria (2013), Power of Attorney (2014), and Stranger of the Dunes (2017), have been screened at film festivals worldwide, and received First Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Amazon Most Promising Director Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival, amongst others. She has also been nominated for an Israeli Academy Award (Ophir), earned a MacDowell Fellowship, and is a recent laureate of the Israeli Ministry of Culture's Early Career Film Award.
At NYU Tamar will pursue a Master's Degree in documentary filmmaking as a Fulbright Fellow.
Gal Ben Haim
Gal Ben Haim received her LL.B. in Law, Summa cum Laude, from Bar Ilan University. During her studies, Gal served as editor-in-chief of 'Mechkarei Mishpat' – Bar-Ilan Law Studies Journal, and worked as research and teaching assistant for various professors. Upon graduation, Gal served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelman of the Supreme Court of Israel. Gal currently works as an attorney at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gal was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her LL.M. studies at Harvard University, focusing on international criminal law and women's studies.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Nur, aims to do her master’s in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual practices in Architecture at Columbia University.
In 2019, Nur Jabarin received her B.Arch degree in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Nur is socially active and volunteers in several NGOs, such as Molham Volunteering Team for helping Syrian refugees worldwide, and other local forums. Throughout her academic life, Nur has participated in several political and social projects that allowed her to employ her profession as an architect in serving her community. Among them was her undergraduate thesis, where she investigated urgent contemporary questions that exist in the Palestinian society including citizenship, displacement, and existence as refugees, and how they are linked to various aspects of heritage.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Lina, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her LL.M at Columbia University, focusing on the issue of intersectionality and Palestinian women's rights.
Lina received her LL.B in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her studies, Lina served as teaching assistant and as a research assistant in the field of Criminal Law and Women's Rights.
Upon graduation, Lina clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court for the Hon. Justice Esther Hayut and Hon. Justice Salim Joubran. She works as an associate in the administrative litigation department at S. Horowitz & Co, one of Israel’s largest and highly rated law firms. In addition, Lina is one of the founders and a board member of the non-profit organization "Kulan (Together) – for the promotion of feminist discourse and action in Israel".
Nitsan Plitman was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to pursue her research project titled “A Religion Shaped by Government: Examining the Place of Israeli Government in Designing and Changing Jewish Religious Law”.
Nitsan holds an LL.B. in Law and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University) magna cum laude) where she also worked as a teaching assistant and as editor-in-chief of ‘Mishpatim’ law review. She is currently finalizing an M.A. degree in Jewish Thought at the Ben-Gurion University for which she received the ‘Michel Halperin Prize’ in the fields of ethics, law and policy, for her promising thesis research proposal “The State of Israel as a Halachic Adjudicator”.
Nitsan is interested in the overlapping realms of religious and secular law and sees Israel as a unique study case for examining how religions change when becoming institutionalized and how secular structures discourse in religious terminology.
Before her current Fulbright grant Nitsan worked as a legal advisor for the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in the department of Supreme Court litigation.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Raji, is planning to start his LLM studies in Intellectual property and information law at Fordham University, New York.
In 2016, Raji Awies received his LL.B degree in Law & Economics from the University of Haifa. During his academic life, he took part in the university debate team, in which he participated in many competitions across the country, sculpting critical thinking whilst improving his rhetorical abilities. He has developed a lot of interest in corporate and contract law and specialized in startups. Raji completed his internship in one of the largest law firms in the country, Lipa Mier & Co. in the commercial and High-tech department. In 2018, he was admitted to the Israeli bar association and nowadays, he practices commercial law.
Mika Bak received her B.A. in Education and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2017. She will be studying towards her Master's Degree in International Education Policy at Harvard University. Mika served as a Hebrew teacher in Gondar, Ethiopia, working with the local Jewish community, leading her to be interested specifically in education of immigrant children. Nowadays, Mika works for a non-profit, JDC Israel, which works towards reducing socio-economic gaps and creating a strong and effective civil society through increasing coordination and collaboration among important government sectors.
Roni Belenki received her B.Sc. in Neuroscience, cum laude, from Ben-Gurion University. During her studies, Roni was selected to be in the ‘Ashalim’ honors program. Upon graduation, Roni worked at the Be Free Israel national movement to promote the separation of religion and state in the country. Today, Roni works as the Vice President of the Association for LGBTQ Equality in Israel, where she established the Public Policy Department. As a Fulbright fellow, Roni will pursue her Master’s degree in Public Policy at Columbia University, focusing on Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Mo'taz Ershied, received a scholarship to study Law at Columbia University.
Mo'taz received his LL.B in Law, cum laude, from the University of Haifa. During his studies, he worked closely in several roles with numerous professors, as a teacher's assistant in Contract Law & Punishment Law, and as head of "Career Project" in pursuit of equality in academic education.
After his graduation, Mo'taz clerked in the litigation department of Yigal Arnon & Co., one of the biggest and highly rated law firms in Israel. Soon after, he passed the Israeli Bar Exams and was certified as a lawyer. Mo'taz's areas of interest focus mostly on private law and technology. His aim is to research how the private law & technology field could develop new and dynamic instruments to increase pluralism within the technology work sector in Israel.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Haya, is planning to start her Master’s degree in International Affairs specializing in human rights and social justice at The New School.
Haya received her B.A in Political Science and English Literature from Tel Aviv University. Haya is socially and politically active, she volunteers in several NGO’s such as the Orthodox Scouts, and other local forums. Throughout her academic studies, she led a radical change by canceling discriminatory policy against her mother tongue. In 2014, Haya participated in the Bridge Builders program in Norway, a program which enhances the process of reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. Haya worked as a research assistant during her B.A studies. Currently, she is the mentor for high-schoolers from Kfar Yassif. She meets them weekly and discuss with them several significant issues like social activism, human rights, identity conflict and public speaking skills.
Amit Haim received his LL.B in Law and B.A in Humanities, cum laude, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During his studies, Amit worked as research assistant at the Hebrew University, the Israel Democracy Institute, and the Israel Ministry of Justice – Attorney General Criminal Division. Upon graduation, Amit served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelman of the Supreme Court of Israel. Amit's areas of interest focus on the intersection of public administration and technology, and specifically automated decision-making. As a Fulbright fellow, Amit will pursue his JSM at Stanford University as a SPILS fellow, focusing on the implementation and the effects of automation and Artificial Intelligence in administrative decision-making.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Rana, will be pursing her LLM, specializing in taxation, at Georgetown University.
Rana Khalaila received her LLB and accounting degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rana tutored first-year accounting students on behalf of the Equal Opportunities for Arab Students Unit. Rana completed her legal internship at the criminal department of the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office. Later on, she worked as a tax inspector (Financial Institutions Unit) at the Assessing Officer of Large Enterprises - Israeli Tax Authority. Nowadays, Rana works as an attorney at the Fiscal Department in the State Attorney's Office.
Tal Koren has earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science (magna cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. During his studies, Tal worked as an evaluator of quantitative reasoning questions at the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, and as General Motors' first research intern in Israel, as part of a human-machine interaction research group. After graduating, Tal joined a start-up company in the field of interactive TV as a product manager. In the last three years, Tal held several product management positions at Twiggle, a start-up company developing artificial intelligence and natural language understanding technology for e-commerce. Over the years, and especially through his volunteer work as a private math tutor, Tal became increasingly fascinated by education as a catalyst for human development, which spurred his academic interest in the learning sciences. This led to his decision to pursue graduate studies in education, with a joint focus on the cognitive foundations of learning and educational technology. Tal was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study an M.A. in Learning, Design, and Technology at Stanford University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Mohannad Salaimi, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study for an LL.M in tax law at Georgetown University.
Mohanad received his LL.B/B.A. in Law and Accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mohannad is a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant in Israel. As a law student, Mohannad was elected as Chairman of the Ambitions Forum, at the Arab Law Students Association at the Hebrew University. Upon finishing his studies, Mohannad pursued a one-year legal internship in Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal, one of Israel’s largest international law firms. Then he began a two-years accounting internship at the global firm PwC, which he has recently completed. His work in both internships focused on providing tax consultancy services to several international and domestic companies. In addition, Mohannad has also served as a teaching assistant in various courses taught at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Shir Wisenberg received her LL.B in Law, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her studies, Shir served as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious Mishpatim Law Review, and served as research and teaching assistant in various courses. Upon graduation, Shir clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court for the Hon. Justice Uzi Vogelman. Shir works as an attorney at the State Attorney's civil department. Shir was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue her LL.M at Harvard University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Soaad, is planning to study Sports Business at Temple University.
Soaad is a soccer player who received her B.A. in Physical Education from Wingate College in 2017. Since graduating, she has been working as an exercise specialist at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, being the only Arab and the youngest staff member in the Center. Her aim is to help her society to develop better health through better and equal sports and fitness training programming.
Gilat Abraham Zaefen
Gilat Abraham Zaefen clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court, both for the Hon. Chief Justice Miriam Naor and for the Hon. Justice Daphne Barak-Erez. Gilat currently works as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel’s largest law firm, ranked 'Top Tier' in all international and domestic legal guides. Gilat received her LL.B (summa cum laude) in Law and her B.A. in Psychology from Haifa University in 2012. Gilat was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue her LL.M. at Columbia Law School, with an emphasis on administrative and constitutional law.
Yaron Covo received his LL.B in law, cum laude, from Tel Aviv University. During his studies Yaron worked in Orna Lin & Co. Law Offices, a prominent Israeli law firm specialized in labor law. Upon graduation, Yaron served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Daphne Barak-Erez of the Supreme Court of Israel. Yaron's areas of interest focus on the intersection of sports and the law. As a Fulbright fellow, Yaron will pursue his LL.M at Columbia University, focusing on the role of sports in promoting human rights and social change.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Ruba, will be studying for her MFA at Savannah College of Art & Design.
Ruba Hamdan received her B.A. in Communications from Max Stern Yezreel Valley College and holds an Interior Design Diploma from 6B Studio. Ruba aspires to develop a career as a professional artist, a researcher and an art educator. She is especially enthusiastic about promoting art education as a tool for intercultural dialogue through programs for children and youth and also aspires to contribute to the enhancement of the arts in Arab society, where the field is significantly underdeveloped, by conducting research on Arab art, empowering Arab artists, organizing exhibitions and promoting Arab art internationally. Ruba hopes to advance these goals by developing her artistic voice, expanding her research and intellectual skills through living in a diverse global community and reaching beyond ethnic and gender boundaries.
Fulbright Master's Outreach Fellow, Aiman, will be pursuing his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at UCSD, where he will be conducting research in computer vision.
Aiman received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology. He conducted research in image processing at the Ultrasound Signal and Image Processing and Modeling Lab and the Neural Interface Engineering Lab during his bachelor degrees. Afterwards, he worked for two years as a pre-silicon verification engineer at Intel.
Eran Margalit received his BA (B.mus) in Music Performance (percussion) from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel-Aviv University where he currently studying in the Vocal class. He will study towards his Master’s Degree (Performance – Vocal) in the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music in New York. Eran started his studies while serving in the Israel Defense Force as an "Excellency Musician" at the Education and Youth Corps (2012-2015). During his career, Eran has played with Israel's top orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and The Israeli Symphony – Rishon Letzion and sung in many choirs including the "Thelma Yalin" Alumni Choir and currently in the Israeli Opera Choir. He performed under international conductors like Zubin Mehta, Dani Ettinger, Daniel Oren, Manfred Honeck and more. In the last years, He also started teaching and instructing young musicians in "Hassadna" Conservatory in Jerusalem, The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, etc'.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Tamer, will be learning and specializing in the field he is most passionate about, robotics, at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Tamer received his BSc in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel institute of Technology in 2015. After graduating, Tamer worked in Tel Aviv at Check Point Software Technologies as a software engineer dealing with network security and later worked in Haifa at Cadence Design Systems as a software engineer dealing with formal verification.
Yafit Shalev received her LL.B/BA in Law and in "Amirim" (The Honors Program in the Humanities) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. Upon finishing her studies, Yafit served as a Legal Intern in the Ministry of Justice, and later on as a law clerk for the Honorable Deputy Supreme Court President Justice Elyakim Rubinstein. Today Yafit works as an attorney in the litigation department at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co., where she deals with civil and administrative cases with emphasis on class actions, liquidation cases, derivative suits, and administrative petitions. Yafit was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study for an LL.M in administrative law at Harvard University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Sameer, is planning to start his LLM studies at Northwestern University.
During his academic life, Sameer volunteered in many NGOs, besides taking part in the Ambitions Forum, which accompanies – socially, academically and personally - first year Arab law students in Israeli universities. In 2014, he participated in MEPI Student leadership program at Benedictine University. Sameer completed his internship in the largest law firm in Israel, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. As a certified lawyer, he joined the global firm PwC to complete his accounting internship. Currently, he is a tax inspector in the Israeli tax authority.
Nahum Shemi received his BA in psychology and the “Amirim” humanities honors program from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then proceeded to work as a psychometric tests developer at the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, a risk analyst for a Swedish online payment company and an editor of Hebrew poetry translations. Nahum was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to pursue MA studies in philosophy at Northern Illinois University. He hopes to research intersection areas between philosophy and psychology and possibilities of inter-disciplinary fusions. The first attempt at which would be research into ethical implications of psychodynamic theory.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Adim, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Software Engineering at the University of Southern California.
Adim received his B.Sc at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Computer Science.
Liat Ariel was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Education and English at Loyola University Chicago.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Ameer Bashir was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Digital Culture at Arizona State University.
Ameer completed a degree in Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Nour, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Music Performance at Brooklyn College.
Nour completed her B.A. in Arts at Tel Aviv University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Mohammed, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue his LL.M at Northwestern University, specializing in tax law.
Mohammed received his LL.B degree from Tel Aviv University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Maroun, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue his LL.M at Fordham University, specializing in International Law.
Maroun Maalouf received his LL.B degree from the University of Haifa.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Muhammad, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Transport Engineering at New York University - NYU.
Muhammad received his B.Sc in Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Yael Nidam was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Urban Planning, specializing in climate resiliency and environmental health research at MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Lama Shehadeh was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Architecture, specializing in Regional Planning, at Cornell University.
Lama completed a degree in Architecture at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Arbel Sisso was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Biomedical Engineering, specializing in Biomaterials Development, at the University of Washington.
Tomer Treger was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study International Economic Law at Stanford University.
Meir Yarom was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Philosophy of Law at NYU-New York University.
Eman Abu Aiada
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Eman Abu Aiada, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study English Literature and Linguistics at Oregon State University.
Or Alcon was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Law, specializing in Global Finance, at Harvard University.
Hanan Cidor was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Law, specializing in Commercial and Civil Litigation and Corporate Governance at Columbia University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Yousef Fadila, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to complete an M.Sc. in Computer Science, focusing on AI application in Engineering, applied physics and data science, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Amal Nasser Aun
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Amal Nasser Aun, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master's in Public Administration, focusing on Human Rights & Social Justice in the Middle East at Cornell University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Muhammad Sarahne, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Law, specializing in Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Comparative Law at the University of Pennsylvania.
Noa Shusterman was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study International Relations and Middle East Studies at NYU.
Yael Sloma was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Shira Yashphe was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Conservation Biology at Columbia University.
Doaa Abu Elyounes
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Doaa Abu Elyounes, completed her LLB at the University of Haifa in 2012. She was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Law, specializing in Cyber Law and Criminal Law at Harvard University.
Samantha Adler De Oliveira
Samantha Adler De Oliveira was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Fine Arts at MassArt.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Soheir Asaad completed her LLB at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013. She was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study International Human Rights Law at the University of Notre Dame.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Ester Biro, completed her B.A. in Communications at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in 2014. She was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Communications at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Elena Chachko was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Law, specializing in International and Foreign Relations Law at Harvard University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, George Deek, completed his LLB at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in 2006. He was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Law, specializing in Diplomacy and International Law at Georgetown University.
Yael Magid was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Cognitive Science, focusing on Product Management, at Duke University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Areej Mwassi, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Educational Technology, focusing on learning sciences, STEM and civic engagement, at Arizona State University.
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Nisreen Mansour, was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Commercial Law at Indiana University Bloomington.
Nisreen completed her LLB at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013.
Sari Saba Sadiya
Fulbright Master's Outreach fellow, Sari Saba Sadiya was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study Cognitive Neuroscience at Michigan State University.
Sari completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the Technion in 2013.
Hagar Shechter was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Law, specializing in Human Rights Law, at the University of Michigan.
Aluma Zernik was awarded a Fulbright Master’s Fellowship to study Law, specializing in civil litigation & regulation, at Harvard University.