Efrat arrived in Pittsburgh in August and is happy to be part of the Hillel JUC team. She was born in Yehud, a small city near Tel Aviv. Growing up, she was part of Tzofim, the Israeli Scouts Movement. In high school she was a Tzofim group counselor and traveled to the U.S. as part of a Tzofim delegation. During her time in the IDF, Efrat served as an officer in the military police. After her service, Efrat studied at Tel Aviv University and earned a B.A. in Political Science and Communications and an M.A. in Political Science. Efrat and her husband Itamar are excited to live in Pittsburgh and be part of the local Jewish community.