Israeli Master's Degree Fellows

2019-2020

Mika Bak

Mika Bak

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Harvard University
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.
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Roni Belenki

Roni Belenki

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev -> Columbia University
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.
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Amit Haim

Amit Haim

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Stanford University
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.
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Tal Koren

Tal Koren

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Stanford University
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.
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Shir Wisenberg

Shir Wisenberg

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Harvard University
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.
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