The David Project Staff

 
 
Phillip Brodsky, Executive Director Phillip Brodsky became Executive Director of The David Project in July of 2014 after serving four years as The David Project's Campus Director. As Campus Director, Phil oversaw the development and implementation of The David Project's new Israel advocacy strategy of Relational Advocacy. In that time, The David Project has grown its work from 12 campuses to 50 schools across the country and is now working with hundreds of Israel advocates who are reaching thousands of non-Jewish campus leaders. Phil joined The David Project in June 2010 after graduating from the Hornstein Heller Graduate Program at Brandeis University. Phil believes that every student has the potential to make a difference for Israel and the world. A cornerstone of the programs and trainings that he has designed is teaching participants leadership and community building skills to be successful now and in the future.  Before earning his MBA and Master's in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis, Phil was the director of Jewish programming for Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity for three years. In that position, Phil taught student leaders how to organize successful philanthropic programs, bring Jewish enrichment programming into their chapters and talk about Israel within the fraternity and sorority community.  Phil graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.  pbrodsky@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 700

Phillip Brodsky, Executive Director

Phillip Brodsky became Executive Director of The David Project in July of 2014 after serving four years as The David Project's Campus Director. As Campus Director, Phil oversaw the development and implementation of The David Project's new Israel advocacy strategy of Relational Advocacy. In that time, The David Project has grown its work from 12 campuses to 50 schools across the country and is now working with hundreds of Israel advocates who are reaching thousands of non-Jewish campus leaders. Phil joined The David Project in June 2010 after graduating from the Hornstein Heller Graduate Program at Brandeis University.

Phil believes that every student has the potential to make a difference for Israel and the world. A cornerstone of the programs and trainings that he has designed is teaching participants leadership and community building skills to be successful now and in the future. 

Before earning his MBA and Master's in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis, Phil was the director of Jewish programming for Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity for three years. In that position, Phil taught student leaders how to organize successful philanthropic programs, bring Jewish enrichment programming into their chapters and talk about Israel within the fraternity and sorority community. 

Phil graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. 

pbrodsky@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 700

 
 
Alexie Lundeen, Associate Director Alexie became Associate Director of The David Project in June 2017. She originally joined the organization in 2013 as a Campus Coordinator expanding our core school model in both Florida and New England. She then became Campus Director in 2015, overseeing our entire team of Campus Coordinators. Alexie first found her passion for Israel when she went on Birthright in college. When she got back to campus she was immersed in Hillel at The University of Kansas where she did a great deal of engagement work. After Alexie graduated with a BA in behavioral psychology she went on to work with children with special needs, which enhanced her community building skills that lead her to The David Project. It has always been important to Alexie for the work that she does to have a purpose and positively impact the lives of others. She feels grateful to be at The David Project where she can play a role in helping students find their own connection to Israel just like she did in college.  alundeen@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 701

Alexie Lundeen, Associate Director

Alexie became Associate Director of The David Project in June 2017. She originally joined the organization in 2013 as a Campus Coordinator expanding our core school model in both Florida and New England. She then became Campus Director in 2015, overseeing our entire team of Campus Coordinators.

Alexie first found her passion for Israel when she went on Birthright in college. When she got back to campus she was immersed in Hillel at The University of Kansas where she did a great deal of engagement work. After Alexie graduated with a BA in behavioral psychology she went on to work with children with special needs, which enhanced her community building skills that lead her to The David Project.

It has always been important to Alexie for the work that she does to have a purpose and positively impact the lives of others. She feels grateful to be at The David Project where she can play a role in helping students find their own connection to Israel just like she did in college. 

alundeen@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 701

Juan G Pardo, Finance/HR Manager Juan joined The David Project in October 2010 as the accountant. He is responsible for keeping the accounting up to date and tracking the financial records. Among a number of other responsibilities, Juan prepares and submits weekly budgets and financial reports to the senior team, keeps track of receivables and payables, and provides any information requested by external auditors. Prior to his position at The David Project, Juan lived in South Florida where he served as a CPA Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, and Accountant/Bookkeeper for a Jackson Hewitt (JH) franchise. In these roles, Juan was responsible for assisting the CPA in the preparation of various types of tax returns, for managing all aspects of a tax office through tax season, and for running the bookkeeping for many of the CPA clients – while at the same time helping with the in-house accounting. Prior to his time at JH, Juan worked at COOPCAFER, located in Colombia, South America, as a Coffee Marketing Supervisor, where he unexpectedly fell in love with accounting. In 2000, Juan graduated from UCP with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and recently, in February 28, 2014, Juan earned his Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University. Juan loves to be outdoors and very much enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking and taking pictures when traveling. Juan lives with his wife Lina in Quincy, Massachusetts. jp@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 703

Juan G Pardo, Finance/HR Manager

Juan joined The David Project in October 2010 as the accountant. He is responsible for keeping the accounting up to date and tracking the financial records. Among a number of other responsibilities, Juan prepares and submits weekly budgets and financial reports to the senior team, keeps track of receivables and payables, and provides any information requested by external auditors.

Prior to his position at The David Project, Juan lived in South Florida where he served as a CPA Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, and Accountant/Bookkeeper for a Jackson Hewitt (JH) franchise. In these roles, Juan was responsible for assisting the CPA in the preparation of various types of tax returns, for managing all aspects of a tax office through tax season, and for running the bookkeeping for many of the CPA clients – while at the same time helping with the in-house accounting. Prior to his time at JH, Juan worked at COOPCAFER, located in Colombia, South America, as a Coffee Marketing Supervisor, where he unexpectedly fell in love with accounting. In 2000, Juan graduated from UCP with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and recently, in February 28, 2014, Juan earned his Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University. Juan loves to be outdoors and very much enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking and taking pictures when traveling. Juan lives with his wife Lina in Quincy, Massachusetts.


jp@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 703

 
 
Dylan Morpurgo, Senior Campus Manager Dylan joined The David Project in June 2014 as a Campus Coordinator. Dylan came to The David Project with a unique perspective, having been one of the students who traveled to Israel in January 2013 on our inaugural Israel Uncovered: Campus Leader Mission trip. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dylan worked as a Legislative Aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for two years, while putting himself through college. After participating in our Israel Uncovered trip, Dylan returned to Israel on a summer service-learning trip oriented towards community building in the lower-income communities of Israel’s Negev region. While in college, Dylan interned at the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia, and worked on relationship building between Israel and minority communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dylan graduated in 2014 from Temple University with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Dylan, who previously worked on campuses in New England and the Midwest as a coordinator, now manages half of our campus team working across the country. dmorpurgo@davidproject.org  (617) 428-0012 x 708

Dylan Morpurgo, Senior Campus Manager

Dylan joined The David Project in June 2014 as a Campus Coordinator. Dylan came to The David Project with a unique perspective, having been one of the students who traveled to Israel in January 2013 on our inaugural Israel Uncovered: Campus Leader Mission trip.

Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dylan worked as a Legislative Aide for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for two years, while putting himself through college. After participating in our Israel Uncovered trip, Dylan returned to Israel on a summer service-learning trip oriented towards community building in the lower-income communities of Israel’s Negev region. While in college, Dylan interned at the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia, and worked on relationship building between Israel and minority communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dylan graduated in 2014 from Temple University with a B.A. in Political Science and History. Dylan, who previously worked on campuses in New England and the Midwest as a coordinator, now manages half of our campus team working across the country.

dmorpurgo@davidproject.org 
(617) 428-0012 x 708

Danny Becker, Campus Manager Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Danny graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Comparative Cultures and Politics and International Relations. While at Michigan State Danny was an active member in many student organizations and leadership positions, including and most actively in student government. Upon returning from The David Project's second Israel Uncovered: Campus Leaders Mission to Israel in January 2014, Danny joined The David Project's outreach team as an intern on campus and later participated in the 2014 Relationship Building Institute that summer. After graduating in December 2014, Danny joined The David Project team as the Campus Coordinator for schools in New York City, New Jersey and Nashville. He has served as a Campus Manager, managing half of the national campus team, since the summer of 2016.    dbecker@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 706

Danny Becker, Campus Manager

Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Danny graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in Comparative Cultures and Politics and International Relations. While at Michigan State Danny was an active member in many student organizations and leadership positions, including and most actively in student government.

Upon returning from The David Project's second Israel Uncovered: Campus Leaders Mission to Israel in January 2014, Danny joined The David Project's outreach team as an intern on campus and later participated in the 2014 Relationship Building Institute that summer. After graduating in December 2014, Danny joined The David Project team as the Campus Coordinator for schools in New York City, New Jersey and Nashville. He has served as a Campus Manager, managing half of the national campus team, since the summer of 2016. 

 

dbecker@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 706

 
 
Jacklyn Liberman, Senior Campus Coordinator New England & New Orleans Jacklyn grew up in sunny Southern California. She attended college at the University of Washington where she obtained her BA in International Studies. In order to strengthen her Jewish identity and work experience, she moved to Israel to be part of Career Israel, a 6 month internship program. Following her internship with the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, she stayed in Israel to receive her MA from IDC in Herzliya, Israel in Diplomacy and Conflict studies with a specialization in Negotiations. After graduation, Jacklyn moved to Boston, MA. She is very excited to be a part of The David Project team and help her students advocate for Israel on each of their campuses. jliberman@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 715

Jacklyn Liberman, Senior Campus Coordinator
New England & New Orleans

Jacklyn grew up in sunny Southern California. She attended college at the University of Washington where she obtained her BA in International Studies. In order to strengthen her Jewish identity and work experience, she moved to Israel to be part of Career Israel, a 6 month internship program. Following her internship with the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, she stayed in Israel to receive her MA from IDC in Herzliya, Israel in Diplomacy and Conflict studies with a specialization in Negotiations.

After graduation, Jacklyn moved to Boston, MA. She is very excited to be a part of The David Project team and help her students advocate for Israel on each of their campuses.

jliberman@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 715

Juan Gilces, Campus Coordinator Southern California & Texas Juan joined The David Project team in June 2016. Born in Ecuador to a family of Sephardic Jewish background, Juan grew up in Miami, Florida where he attended Florida International University with a major in International Relations and certificates in Latin American, Jewish, and Middle East Studies. While at FIU, Juan was a founding father of his Zeta Beta Tau chapter, worked as a Resident Assistant and later served as the Student Body Vice President. Juan was also a key leader in Hillel at FIU, Shalom FIU, and Chabad FIU where he was a Sinai Scholar. With The David Project he was a campus intern for two years, and participated on The David Project’s Israel Uncovered Campus Leaders Mission and the Relationship Building Institute. Juan loves learning about other cultures, and doing volunteer work in his spare time. He first visited Israel in the summer of 2012 to volunteer in a reserve infantry unit of the IDF where he experienced first-hand Operation Pillar of Defense. While Juan remains very passionate about Israel, he is also passionate about public service, social justice, and international affairs. jgilces@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 714

Juan Gilces, Campus Coordinator
Southern California & Texas

Juan joined The David Project team in June 2016. Born in Ecuador to a family of Sephardic Jewish background, Juan grew up in Miami, Florida where he attended Florida International University with a major in International Relations and certificates in Latin American, Jewish, and Middle East Studies. While at FIU, Juan was a founding father of his Zeta Beta Tau chapter, worked as a Resident Assistant and later served as the Student Body Vice President. Juan was also a key leader in Hillel at FIU, Shalom FIU, and Chabad FIU where he was a Sinai Scholar. With The David Project he was a campus intern for two years, and participated on The David Project’s Israel Uncovered Campus Leaders Mission and the Relationship Building Institute. Juan loves learning about other cultures, and doing volunteer work in his spare time. He first visited Israel in the summer of 2012 to volunteer in a reserve infantry unit of the IDF where he experienced first-hand Operation Pillar of Defense. While Juan remains very passionate about Israel, he is also passionate about public service, social justice, and international affairs.

jgilces@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 714

 
 
Maddi Jackson, Campus Coordinator Midwest Region Maddi joined the team in June 2016. She is originally from Cincinnati and graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BA in Political Science, specializing in International Relations and obtained a double minor in German and Security & Intelligence. While at OSU, she was involved in a scholars program called Mount Leadership Society, College Republicans and Undergraduate Student Government. She also studied abroad in Dresden, Germany where she took an intensive language course. In 2014, Maddi was selected as one of the three non-Jewish student leaders from her school to participate on The David Project's annual Israel Uncovered trip. Upon discovering her passion for Israel, she advocated for Israel as a Senator in USG. The following year, she became a David Project intern and a member of the Buckeyes for Israel Leadership Board. She strongly believes that anyone can find a connection to Israel and that everyone has a story to tell. mjackson@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 711

Maddi Jackson, Campus Coordinator
Midwest Region


Maddi joined the team in June 2016. She is originally from Cincinnati and graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BA in Political Science, specializing in International Relations and obtained a double minor in German and Security & Intelligence. While at OSU, she was involved in a scholars program called Mount Leadership Society, College Republicans and Undergraduate Student Government. She also studied abroad in Dresden, Germany where she took an intensive language course. In 2014, Maddi was selected as one of the three non-Jewish student leaders from her school to participate on The David Project's annual Israel Uncovered trip. Upon discovering her passion for Israel, she advocated for Israel as a Senator in USG. The following year, she became a David Project intern and a member of the Buckeyes for Israel Leadership Board. She strongly believes that anyone can find a connection to Israel and that everyone has a story to tell.

mjackson@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 711

Juliana Moskowitz, Campus Coordinator Florida and New Jersey Juliana Moskowitz is originally from Richmond, VA. She graduated from George Mason University in May 2017 with her BS in bioengineering, concentrating in medical signals and systems. While at Mason Juliana was heavily involved in the Jewish community and served on the Hillel executive board for two years. In 2015-2016, she participated on Israel Uncovered representing the Jewish community and Hillel at Mason. When she returned to campus Juliana continued as a David Project intern for two more years. As an intern she started a Krav Maga self defense program, aiming to educate students about Israel and combat sexual assault on her college campus, as well as the Embrace Diversity movement, a year-long initiative that focused on bringing positivity to people's differences and creating a safe environment to share who you are.  jmoskowitz@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 704  

Juliana Moskowitz, Campus Coordinator Florida and New Jersey

Juliana Moskowitz is originally from Richmond, VA. She graduated from George Mason University in May 2017 with her BS in bioengineering, concentrating in medical signals and systems. While at Mason Juliana was heavily involved in the Jewish community and served on the Hillel executive board for two years. In 2015-2016, she participated on Israel Uncovered representing the Jewish community and Hillel at Mason. When she returned to campus Juliana continued as a David Project intern for two more years. As an intern she started a Krav Maga self defense program, aiming to educate students about Israel and combat sexual assault on her college campus, as well as the Embrace Diversity movement, a year-long initiative that focused on bringing positivity to people's differences and creating a safe environment to share who you are. 

jmoskowitz@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 704

 

 
 
Michael Kagan, Campus Coordinator Mid-Atlantic Region Michael graduated in May 2017 from San Diego State University with a BS in Computer Science. Originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Michael grew up in a predominantly Jewish community and was raised in an Israeli household. As a dual citizen of both America and Israel, Michael sees the important of advocacy on College campuses and believes in a strong relationship between both of these countries which he so deeply loves. As a recent graduate, Michael comes to The David Project with a well-rounded experience in Israel advocacy. He was involved with Alpha Epsilon Pi, Students Supporting Israel, interned for the Anti-Defamation League, and completed fellowships with both the Israel on Campus Coalition and the David Project.  Now working for The David Project, Michael will be the Campus Coordinator for the mid-atlantic region where he will be working with students to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and other groups on college campuses. Michael is deeply looking forward to the great work that our students will accomplish this year, and can't wait to see successful relational advocacy in action. mkagan@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 702

Michael Kagan, Campus Coordinator Mid-Atlantic Region

Michael graduated in May 2017 from San Diego State University with a BS in Computer Science. Originally from Boca Raton, Florida. Michael grew up in a predominantly Jewish community and was raised in an Israeli household. As a dual citizen of both America and Israel, Michael sees the important of advocacy on College campuses and believes in a strong relationship between both of these countries which he so deeply loves. As a recent graduate, Michael comes to The David Project with a well-rounded experience in Israel advocacy. He was involved with Alpha Epsilon Pi, Students Supporting Israel, interned for the Anti-Defamation League, and completed fellowships with both the Israel on Campus Coalition and the David Project. 

Now working for The David Project, Michael will be the Campus Coordinator for the mid-atlantic region where he will be working with students to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and other groups on college campuses. Michael is deeply looking forward to the great work that our students will accomplish this year, and can't wait to see successful relational advocacy in action.

mkagan@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 702

Carlos Martinez, Campus Coordinator Carlos is a proud Texan, born and bred. The son of two immigrants, he grew up advocating within the Latino community. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in History. His relationship with the pro-Israel community started through personal friendships he made on campus. After learning more about the pro-Israel movement on campus, he decided to become an active advocate. He is excited to hit the ground running and start organizing on college campuses throughout the bay area. In his spare time Carlos enjoys tubing down the Comal river with friends, eating a good brisket, and cheering on his Texas Longhorns. Hook ‘Em! cmartinez@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 705

Carlos Martinez, Campus Coordinator

Carlos is a proud Texan, born and bred. The son of two immigrants, he grew up advocating within the Latino community. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in History. His relationship with the pro-Israel community started through personal friendships he made on campus. After learning more about the pro-Israel movement on campus, he decided to become an active advocate. He is excited to hit the ground running and start organizing on college campuses throughout the bay area. In his spare time Carlos enjoys tubing down the Comal river with friends, eating a good brisket, and cheering on his Texas Longhorns. Hook ‘Em!

cmartinez@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 705

 
 
Rachel Adams, Campus Coordinator New York City and Vanderbilt A proud “cheesehead”, Rachel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Hebrew, Political Science, and International Studies. After graduation, she spent a year volunteering in Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva, and Haifa with the program ‘Otzma.' In 2009, Rachel immigrated to Israel and spent nearly two years serving in the Foreign Relations Branch of the IDF Ground Forces as a liaison to high-ranking foreign officials visiting the IDF. After her release from the army, Rachel went on to work in the English-Speaking Division of The Israel Experience Ltd. as a field coordinator for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. Rachel most recently spent two years in Melbourne, Australia as the National Shlicha for the Australasian Union of Jewish Students. During her time in Australia, Rachel enjoyed driving on the left side of the road, eating Kangaroo burgers and Vegemite, and proving once and for all that Melbourne is indeed the superior city. Rachel is thrilled to be joining The David Project team! radams@davidproject.org (617) 428-0012 x 707  

Rachel Adams, Campus Coordinator New York City and Vanderbilt

A proud “cheesehead”, Rachel was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Hebrew, Political Science, and International Studies. After graduation, she spent a year volunteering in Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva, and Haifa with the program ‘Otzma.' In 2009, Rachel immigrated to Israel and spent nearly two years serving in the Foreign Relations Branch of the IDF Ground Forces as a liaison to high-ranking foreign officials visiting the IDF. After her release from the army, Rachel went on to work in the English-Speaking Division of The Israel Experience Ltd. as a field coordinator for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.

Rachel most recently spent two years in Melbourne, Australia as the National Shlicha for the Australasian Union of Jewish Students. During her time in Australia, Rachel enjoyed driving on the left side of the road, eating Kangaroo burgers and Vegemite, and proving once and for all that Melbourne is indeed the superior city. Rachel is thrilled to be joining The David Project team!

radams@davidproject.org
(617) 428-0012 x 707