Born in 1999 and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Elana studied at The University of Michigan and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she earned a BA in Social Theory and Practice with a concentration in Food Sustainability. During this time, she conducted research on sustainable food pedagogy and implemented several large-scale sustainability initiatives within her summer camp and U of M campus communities through the Farber Farm at Tamarack Camps, Michigan’s Sustainable Food Project, Hillel, and in interfaith communities as a Graham Sustainability Scholar. Elana has also served as a peer counselor for U of M’s Counseling and Psychological Services offering mental health support to fellow students. Since graduating, she has lived in Jerusalem, working as the Student Coordinator for the gap-year program, KIVUNIM, traveling to over 10 countries exploring world Jewry and “expanding world consciousness”. Currently based in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Elana works as the Recruitment Associate for The Nachshon Project, where she is an alumna of their undergraduate fellowship.