I’m incredibly excited to be joining the USY team as the new Chicago USY (CHUSY)
Although I was not part of USY, I attended JCC Camp Apachi and Camp Chi, and worked at
both summer camps for a combined 9 summers. These experiences are what led me to
teaching. Being a camp counselor, assistant unit head, and finally a unit head, were the best
jobs on earth. I wanted to find a way to have that kind of joy and feel that I was making that
important of a difference every day, I found that through teaching.
I loved working in the classroom, but I missed those informal interactions with the kids, where
we were just trying to have as much fun as possible. I found that when I became a part-time
youth advisor for USY at Beth Judea.
These informal educational experiences were more in line with what I was looking for. So, when
the CHUSY Director position opened up, I leaped at the opportunity.
I’m excited to be in this new role, collaborating with other youth organizations and professionals
to create as many opportunities for our Chicago teens as possible to have an amazing Jewish
In my downtime you can find me enjoying a good book, snacking on popcorn while watching a
movie, and annoying my neighbors by practicing piano.