Browsing: Student-Facing

Madison Jackson

Madison Jackson

Madi received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Chatham University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Judaic Studies and English from Binghamton University. Born in Pittsburgh but raised in Cleveland (she considers both home), she is thrilled to finally be living and working in the city of bridges. Madi… read more

Efrat Mishani

Efrat arrived in Pittsburgh in August 2022 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… read more

Brian Burke

A Pittsburgh native, Brian graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019, with a B.A in political science, minor history, and certificate in Jewish studies. During his time at Pitt he held several leadership roles on the Hillel at Pitt student board and within the campus Israel club. Brian has been fortunate to travel to… read more

Emily Smulewitz

Emily Smulewitz grew up in Central Jersey (yes it does exist!) before attending the University of Delaware where she earned a B.A. in History Education and minored in Political Science. Throughout her time in college, she was involved with UD Hillel, where she worked as a Freshmen & Perspective Students Intern for two summers and… read more

Kari Exler

Kari graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Masters in Social Work, during which she worked with Hillel as the MSW intern. Kari received her B.A. in Sociology from DePaul University before moving to Louisville, KY to work as the Jewish Youth Director at the Jewish Community of Louisville. During her time in Louisville,… read more