Sasha Bloch is the regional youth director of Seaboard USY & Kadima, the youth group of the Jewish Conservative movement. She works with the teen youth groups at 30 synagogues in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina, and facilitates multiple day- and weekend-long events for teens throughout the year. Previously, she taught middle school history, language arts and English as a second language after receiving both her bachelor's and master's degrees from American University. Outside of her passion for youth work, Sasha is active in the Jewish Young Professionals community in D.C., is an avid traveler, volunteers with Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority as an operations specialist.
Kerry Brodie grew up in Potomac, Maryland. She graduated from Princeton University and went on to receive her master's from Johns Hopkins University. She worked as the director of communications at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. After this experience she was the global press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Kerry is the founder of Emma's Torch, a New York-based nonprofit that empowers refugees through culinary education. She is also pursuing a degree in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education. Kerry lives in New York with her husband.
Arielle Cohen is a marketing research analyst at CM360/Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales divisions for Comcast. After graduating from University of Maryland in 2011, Arielle began her career at Picture This Television, an Emmy award-winning company. She then moved to ICM Partners, one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies. She then received her M.B.A. and M.S. in television management from Drexel University. Arielle is currently a development executive for Broadway producer Eric Falkenstein's Spark Productions. She is on the board of the Junior Hollywood Radio and Television society and a member of Women in Cable Television and Advertising Research Foundation's Young Pros.
Chloe Diamond is a first-year master of public health degree candidate at the Milken Institute School of Public Health of The George Washington University. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from Arizona State University and currently works at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) part-time. Chloe has interned at various health-related non-profit organizations, both in D.C. and in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. Her ideal career post-graduation is one that allows her to make a difference in the lives of others, while also encompassing her passions for nutrition and health.
Elana Freeman is an attorney at Levine Lee, LLP in New York, N.Y. She grew up in San Diego, California, and graduated with honors in religious studies from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She then moved to New York to attend the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was managing editor of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Team, and staff editor of the Law & Literature Journal. She graduated cum laude in May of 2016. At Levine Lee, she practices complex civil litigation and white collar and securities enforcement defense.
Amanda Moskowitz, a Minnesota native and adopted Marylander, is a seasoned marketing communications professional with over ten years’ experience in the government, private and non-profit sectors. She currently works for a Health IT company developing and managing their internal communication initiatives and external marketing campaigns. Amanda aspires to be an activist, author and a regular on Saturday Night Live. In addition to the above activities, Amanda is an entrepreneur at heart. Above all else, Amanda is a dedicated wife to Jeff and a mother to Alyce and Jacob. Her life goal is to make the world a better, safer place for herself, her family and for her community.
Erika Oppenheimer coaches high school students in a mindfulness-based approach to SAT and ACT preparation. Through her work, she helps students acquire skills and mindsets beneficial in the test room and in life. She shares her unique methodology in her book, Acing It! A Mindful Guide to Maximum Results on Your College Admissions Test. Erika graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with degrees in English and Psychology. Originally from South Dakota, she now lives in New York City where she served as a charter member on the board of JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network: New York City. She has ongoing yoga and meditation practices and loves a good green juice.