the national student board

  Ben Sack, National Student Board Co-Chair    I am a senior at THE Ohio State University. I am a Political Science and Arabic major, specializing in Cooperation, Conflict and Violence. I'm from Orange, Ohio, a suburb east of Cleveland. Some of my favorite things to do are play sports, such as basketball, soccer and lacrosse, and my favorite David Project staff members are Maddi and Dylan.    I'm really excited about this year's National Student Board because I believe we have the opportunity to make a large impact on college campuses across the country. Herb Brooks once said "great moments are born from great opportunities." I feel that this upcoming year we have a great opportunity.  

Ben Sack, National Student Board Co-Chair

I am a senior at THE Ohio State University. I am a Political Science and Arabic major, specializing in Cooperation, Conflict and Violence. I'm from Orange, Ohio, a suburb east of Cleveland. Some of my favorite things to do are play sports, such as basketball, soccer and lacrosse, and my favorite David Project staff members are Maddi and Dylan.  

I'm really excited about this year's National Student Board because I believe we have the opportunity to make a large impact on college campuses across the country. Herb Brooks once said "great moments are born from great opportunities." I feel that this upcoming year we have a great opportunity.  

  Delaney Kahlert, National Student Board Co-Chair   I am a senior studying Spanish and History at San Diego State University. I’m originally from Long Beach, California. I have been an intern with The David Project since my sophomore year and had the privilege of going on Israel Uncovered last winter break. On campus, I am a member of greek life, and I serve as the co-president for Students Supporting Israel.     My love of history first sparked my interest in Israel, and my passion for it has grown both in depth and meaning throughout my time in college. I love The David Project because it has given me countless meaningful relationships, conversations and experiences throughout my time at SDSU. I’m beyond excited to be returning to the National Student Board and to be serving as the co-chair. I can’t wait for all that is to come this year! 

Delaney Kahlert, National Student Board Co-Chair

I am a senior studying Spanish and History at San Diego State University. I’m originally from Long Beach, California. I have been an intern with The David Project since my sophomore year and had the privilege of going on Israel Uncovered last winter break. On campus, I am a member of greek life, and I serve as the co-president for Students Supporting Israel.  

 My love of history first sparked my interest in Israel, and my passion for it has grown both in depth and meaning throughout my time in college. I love The David Project because it has given me countless meaningful relationships, conversations and experiences throughout my time at SDSU. I’m beyond excited to be returning to the National Student Board and to be serving as the co-chair. I can’t wait for all that is to come this year! 

  Annmarie Gajdos   Hello! I attend Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, where I’m a pre-law student pursuing a double major in Computer Information Systems and Management of Musical Enterprises. I am also interested in international human rights and conflict resolution strategies. I am heavily involved in a cross-cultural nonprofit called AIESEC, which seeks to develop leadership by exposing youth to international perspectives. I also hold many positions in organizations on my campus, some of which include Women in Business, Student Government, WiTNY, and Pre-Law Society. I’ve interned with the David Project for a year and had the chance to visit Israel with diverse groups of students two times. Although I love traveling to new places, Israel occupies a special place in my heart because of its religious significance, historical richness, and never-ending supply of pomegranates. For the past year, I’ve worked to share these passions, as well as listen to others’ thoughts on the country, with a variety of groups on campus. I’ve also learned how to initiate meaningful conversations about Israel, while helping students discover how they can connect to this amazing place. I am thrilled to get the chance to help interns all over the country build stronger relationships on their respective campuses. I know that we will accomplish great things together!

Annmarie Gajdos

Hello! I attend Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, where I’m a pre-law student pursuing a double major in Computer Information Systems and Management of Musical Enterprises. I am also interested in international human rights and conflict resolution strategies. I am heavily involved in a cross-cultural nonprofit called AIESEC, which seeks to develop leadership by exposing youth to international perspectives. I also hold many positions in organizations on my campus, some of which include Women in Business, Student Government, WiTNY, and Pre-Law Society. I’ve interned with the David Project for a year and had the chance to visit Israel with diverse groups of students two times. Although I love traveling to new places, Israel occupies a special place in my heart because of its religious significance, historical richness, and never-ending supply of pomegranates. For the past year, I’ve worked to share these passions, as well as listen to others’ thoughts on the country, with a variety of groups on campus. I’ve also learned how to initiate meaningful conversations about Israel, while helping students discover how they can connect to this amazing place. I am thrilled to get the chance to help interns all over the country build stronger relationships on their respective campuses. I know that we will accomplish great things together!

  Erick Cohen   Erick Cohen is a senior at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. double majoring in Economics and International Affairs. He first became involved with The David Project his Sophomore year. As a Jewish individual born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he loves bringing together both of his identities to advocate for Israel and meet new people. Erick believes that personal relationships are the most effective way to connect with others. He loves to cook and play soccer on his free time.  

Erick Cohen

Erick Cohen is a senior at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. double majoring in Economics and International Affairs. He first became involved with The David Project his Sophomore year. As a Jewish individual born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he loves bringing together both of his identities to advocate for Israel and meet new people. Erick believes that personal relationships are the most effective way to connect with others. He loves to cook and play soccer on his free time.  

  Jackie Chertock   Hi I'm Jackie Chertock and I attend the University of Pittsburgh. I'm majoring in history and minoring in legal studies.  I'm originally from Long Island but spend most of my time in Pittsburgh. I went on Birthright through Hillel and got involved with The David  Project immediately afterwards. On campus I am involved in numerous organizations and spent the spring semester interning at The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

Jackie Chertock

Hi I'm Jackie Chertock and I attend the University of Pittsburgh. I'm majoring in history and minoring in legal studies.  I'm originally from Long Island but spend most of my time in Pittsburgh. I went on Birthright through Hillel and got involved with The David  Project immediately afterwards. On campus I am involved in numerous organizations and spent the spring semester interning at The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

  Katie Glickman   I am a Junior in Macaulay Honors at Queens College studying Anthropology and Business with a dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I have been a David Project intern since Freshman year and was lucky enough to participate in Israel Uncovered this past Winter!    Being a David Project intern in a commuter school has posed some challenges, but in the short time since we have been active, I have seen the ways in which relationship-building has changed our campus. Engaging students from all backgrounds in new and creative ways has been a main focus of the Queens College team, and I hope that in my position on the National Board, I can help other city campuses do the same.  

Katie Glickman

I am a Junior in Macaulay Honors at Queens College studying Anthropology and Business with a dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner. I have been a David Project intern since Freshman year and was lucky enough to participate in Israel Uncovered this past Winter!  

Being a David Project intern in a commuter school has posed some challenges, but in the short time since we have been active, I have seen the ways in which relationship-building has changed our campus. Engaging students from all backgrounds in new and creative ways has been a main focus of the Queens College team, and I hope that in my position on the National Board, I can help other city campuses do the same.  

  Maxine Wiesenfeld   I'm Maxine and I am a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. On campus I am the Panhellenic Council President and am active in the UMass Student Alliance for Israel, Hillel and Sigma Delta Tau.    I grew up with a love and passion for Israel and I am so thankful to The David Project for giving me the opportunity to share this love with so many communities on my campus. I have been to Israel many times (including Israel Uncovered!) and each time I go I gain a deeper connection to the land, the people and the culture. I am excited to serve on the National Board and work with so many inspirational students so that we can share our passion for Israel with as many students as we can. I look forward to this year! 

Maxine Wiesenfeld

I'm Maxine and I am a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. On campus I am the Panhellenic Council President and am active in the UMass Student Alliance for Israel, Hillel and Sigma Delta Tau. 
 
I grew up with a love and passion for Israel and I am so thankful to The David Project for giving me the opportunity to share this love with so many communities on my campus. I have been to Israel many times (including Israel Uncovered!) and each time I go I gain a deeper connection to the land, the people and the culture. I am excited to serve on the National Board and work with so many inspirational students so that we can share our passion for Israel with as many students as we can. I look forward to this year! 

  Sam Mangold-Lenett   Hello! I am Sam Mangold-Lenett, I’m a student at the University of Cincinnati studying English Literature and Political Science. I’m a native Cincinnatian, born and raised in southwest Ohio! You’ll likely see me wearing Chacos year-round, sporting either flannel or a Hawaiian shirt – whichever is off season.  I am extremely excited to be a part of The David Project’s National Student Board. There are few things I can think of that are more worthwhile than a chance at doing work I love with people I adore. I love creating networks and building communities that bring people together!   

Sam Mangold-Lenett

Hello! I am Sam Mangold-Lenett, I’m a student at the University of Cincinnati studying English Literature and Political Science. I’m a native Cincinnatian, born and raised in southwest Ohio! You’ll likely see me wearing Chacos year-round, sporting either flannel or a Hawaiian shirt – whichever is off season.  I am extremely excited to be a part of The David Project’s National Student Board. There are few things I can think of that are more worthwhile than a chance at doing work I love with people I adore. I love creating networks and building communities that bring people together!   

  Stephanie Black   Hi there! My name is Steph and I am a senior at American University in the nation's capital. I am studying Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies and spend most of my time on campus working on feminist and public health-related issues--when I'm not talking about Israel and Judaism, that is. I spend a lot of time talking about being a feminist and a Zionist and how those two are not only not mutually exclusive, but beautifully complementary. I am deeply involved in Hillel and exploring the ways that women can reclaim Judaism from a feminist perspective. I've been incredibly lucky to have been a David Project intern for two semesters and been able to grow the relationships between a diverse number of communities on campus.    I cannot wait to continue to strengthen those relationships as a National Student Board member and grow as an ally to the communities in which I don't belong to myself. And I am stoked to be able to get to do this work alongside my fellow cabinet members.  

Stephanie Black

Hi there! My name is Steph and I am a senior at American University in the nation's capital. I am studying Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies and spend most of my time on campus working on feminist and public health-related issues--when I'm not talking about Israel and Judaism, that is. I spend a lot of time talking about being a feminist and a Zionist and how those two are not only not mutually exclusive, but beautifully complementary. I am deeply involved in Hillel and exploring the ways that women can reclaim Judaism from a feminist perspective. I've been incredibly lucky to have been a David Project intern for two semesters and been able to grow the relationships between a diverse number of communities on campus.  

I cannot wait to continue to strengthen those relationships as a National Student Board member and grow as an ally to the communities in which I don't belong to myself. And I am stoked to be able to get to do this work alongside my fellow cabinet members.  

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