Liza Naomi Abrams is a super-senior at the University of Nevada Reno, majoring in Dietetics and minoring in Psychology. During her junior year, Liza was elected as President of Hillel of Northern Nevada and became a founding mother of SAEPi, the first Jewish sorority in the state of Nevada. In addition to her involvement with Hillel of Northern Nevada, Liza also works as the Religious School Director at Temple Sinai in Reno.
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Liza spent last summer in Washington, D.C. interning Hillel's Schusterman International Center. Liza worked as a Summer Conference Coordinator Intern and helped plan, facilitate, and execute Hillel Institute 2015. It is Liza's goal to professionally work for Hillel International and to serve the Jewish people once she graduates in May of 2016.
Max Mancher graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in History and a minor in Business Administration. He spent his junior year of college studying and interning at various non-profit organizations in Israel, including an organization that worked to bring together children from divided communities all over the world through basketball. Last summer, Max interned with the Strategy and Measurement team at Hillel International; and during the fall he worked with the Development team. He is now working as Associate for Planning and Operations at Hillel International.
Hannah Schlacter is a Petullo Scholar in the Business Honors Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying marketing and management. She sits on the Hillel International Board of Directors and is the co-founder of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. Hannah also serves on the Alpha Epsilon Phi National Collegiate Advisory Committee. She facilitated her sorority becoming the first to partner with the organization Lean In to empower sisters nationally, and she has lobbied Congress with the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition on a bill to make college more affordable and college housing safer. In addition, Hannah leads her campus’s political pro-Israel advocacy group, IlliniPAC. Hannah blogs for the Times of Israel and her writing has been shared by her U.S. Congressman, State Comptroller, and Jewish United Fund.
Kayla Sokoloff graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in government. She was the Marketing and Development Fellow at the Texas Hillel Foundation and she spent a summer working at the Schusterman International Center as a summer conference coordinator intern. Recently at the University of Texas, Kayla was the event co-chair for Shabbat 500, which raised over $40,000! Kayla is originally from Missouri City, Texas. She is the 2015-2016 Bronfman Fellow at Hillel International.
Evan Traylor, originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, is a senior at the University of Kansas (KU) studying Political Science, Jewish Studies, and Leadership Studies. A member of Temple B’nai Israel in Oklahoma City, he is an alum of many Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) programs, including the Greene Family Camp, NFTY in Israel, and the Kutz Camp. During his freshman year of college, Evan served as the North American President of NFTY, the Reform Jewish youth movement. Throughout the year Evan serves as an intern for KU Hillel, a trustee on the URJ Board, and a student member of the Hillel International Board of Directors.
Juliana Wishne is a senior at The Ohio State University double majoring in political science and Spanish. She currently serves as co-president of Ohio State’s Hillel, and has sat on Hillel International’s Board of Directors since her sophomore year. Other campus involvement has included College Democrats and her university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She is excited to serve on the inaugural Student Cabinet selection committee and help seek out the next student leaders for Hillel International.