Originally from Florida, Jonathan is a freshman at George Washington University. As an aspiring entrepreneur, he prides himself on his creativity, innovativeness, and unique problem-solving ability. He considers himself a devoted Zionist, focusing on studying Israel and defending the nation to its critics. During his spare time, Jonathan enjoys traveling and watching football.
Erick Cohen is an enthusiastic student at GW and a new member of TAMID. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, Erick enjoys going to the beach and playing soccer. Erick is a Freshman majoring in International Affairs and Economics, who is eager to learn and looks forward to one day starting his own company.
Born in New York City and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Hillel Zand is a freshman in the Elliott School of International Affairs whose connection to Israel has grown even stronger since his family moved to Jerusalem and taking a gap year with a program based in Israel. He is passionate about journalism, learning about different cultures and expanding his intellectual skill set. In his free time, Hillel enjoys playing guitar, watching movies, playing with his dogs and exploring the world.
A Civic House Scholar, Anthony Sulfaro works with Life Pieces to Masterpieces to empower black children in Ward 7 of Washington DC. He is a freshman in the school of business with interests in economics, public policy, and international business. Anthony holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and continues to train during his free time. Having never been to Israel, Anthony is looking forward to learning and embracing the Israeli culture throughout his time in TAMID.
Originally from Wisconsin, Andi is a sophomore student at GW double majoring in International Affairs and Economics. Going from small town to big city, she hopes to learn a lot from her four years in D.C. with hands-on experience through internships and the unique curriculum and projects through TAMID. In her free time, she enjoys going on runs around D.C. and exploring amazing Washington restaurants with her friends.
Originally from Los Angeles, Ally is a sophomore studying Political Science and Peace Studies. Ally enjoys long walks on the beach, binge-watching How I Met Your Mother, and more importantly, pursuing her passion for human rights activism. In addition to TAMID, she is a university fellow for an anti-genocide and mass atrocity organization, a GW tour guide, and a member of Chi Omega.
A brief stint in the start-up industry was enough to make Austin switch career paths from Biomedical Engineering. He is an Associate at Vertisense, a start-up focused on creating connected sensor technologies, working in the Business Development and Finance department. In his free time. Austin skates for the GW Club Ice Hockey team, conducts market research and invests his own money, and loves taking trips down to Boca Raton, Florida to get some sun.
Ian Blaustein is a junior at The George Washington University, studying Organizational Sciences and Business Administration. He is the current Vice President of the Organizational Sciences Student Association (OSSA) at GW, which provides resources and networking opportunities to all GW students in the Organizational Sciences Program. He is passionate about the consulting industry and enjoys learning about different aspects of organizations, like corporate strategy, supply chain management, and human resources. In his free time, Ian enjoys giving Segway/ Bike tours of DC, hanging out with friends and family, and playing whiffle ball on the National Mall.
Claire is an adventurer in spirit, mind, and body. Interested in developing her own beliefs, she is open-minded in exploring new religious, philosophical and political ideologies. She is currently working for a congressman across party lines. She applies her inquisitive mind to resolving issues in school, extra-curricular activities (TAMID & Campaign GW), and work. Her favorite activities include: foraging, hiking, traveling, and trying exotic foods.
Daniel is a sophomore from Los Angeles studying International Affairs and International Economics in the Elliott School at GW. Daniel has interned at many different places, including at AIPAC, a digital marketing company, a state-assemblyman’s office, and most recently at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. In his free time, Daniel loves to watch and play sports, do anything other than his homework, and eat at really good restaurants. He loves to travel the world and throughout the United States.
Intellectually curious from the start, Sophie is eager to learn as much as possible about the world around her. Originally from D.C., Sophie is back to earn a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in music at GW. She is especially excited to be a part of GW TAMID’s Aleph Class. Sophie enjoys reading copious amounts, cycling, spending time with friends, and playing classical and jazz piano.
Danielle Benjamin is currently a freshman at The George Washington University. She is interested in pursuing the combination of her two biggest passions art and entrepreneurship. She has previously combined her interests by started her own jewelry company as well as being head of social media for different startups. In her free time, she loves to do yoga, hang out with her friends and explore D.C.
Liana is an aspiring social entrepreneur and writer who is passionate about learning languages (whether it be foreign languages or programming languages) and reading books of all genres. Always up for adventures and competitive figure skating, Liana loves to travel and continually challenge herself. She is currently studying International Affairs and Computer Science at The George Washington University. Interesting note: Liana was the season champion of the 2015 Food-Ball television cooking competition and can bake a great pizooki!
All the way from Brazil, Débora has a passion for traveling, exploring, learning and developing new relationships. Self-driven and compassionate, she intends to double-major in Economics and Systems Engineering to one day be able to go back to Brazil, where she genuinely wishes to make a difference. In her free time, she loves to Horseback Ride, to play tennis, watch soccer games as a good Brazilian, spend quality time with friends and family.
Panamanian by nature, Leo Katz is a big Zionist. He is fluent in four languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew, and Python. Currently a sophomore in SEAS, Leo is majoring in computer engineering. In his free time, Leo enjoys founding companies, walking around campus with his pet lizard, coding, reading history and culinary books, and making money. Leo has founded two business ventures and has a non profit to his name. In 2012 he was the international champion of rock paper scissors.
A born and raised Seattleite, Mathias is a sophomore at The George Washington University, studying economics and accounting. Having already worked in both non-profit settings and small businesses, Mathias is excited to enter the world of startup companies. As an avid supporter of Israel, there seemed no better place to combine the best of both worlds than in Tamid. In His free time, Mathias loves playing basketball, keeping up with the stock market, and hanging out with friends.