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Ella Diamond

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 9th, 2021

Ella (she/her) is intending to major in Sociology with a minor in Conservation & Resource Studies. She originally became involved with Hillel during the fall 2020 semester while at home in LA. Throughout high school, Ella was very involved in environmental justice work. Some of her favorite past volunteer experiences includes working at farmers markets… read more

Samantha Klein

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 9th, 2021

I am a freshman at Berkeley studying Molecular and Cellular Biology on the pre-med track. I wanted to be involved in Hillel and felt the justice fellowship was the best way to do such because it allows me to help the community while also meeting new friends. I am very excited to learn more about… read more

Gabrielle Cohen

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 9th, 2021

Gabrielle (Gaby) Cohen is a freshman and an intended environmental science major and sociology or food systems minor. She’s from Los Angeles and has been actively engaged in community service/social justice work throughout high school. She volunteered at a local food bank, tutored reading to a local public school through and organization called reading partners,… read more

Dara Shay

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 9th, 2021

Dara is a third year from Palm Springs, CA majoring in Society and Environment and minoring in Public Policy and Journalism. In the past, she has volunteered in her local community on a campaign to reelect Congressman Raul Ruiz. In addition, she worked with Mitzvote on a nonpartisan campaign to get out the vote for… read more

Gillian Balk

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Gillian is a freshman from Los Angeles studying Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. She was active in her high school’s UNICEF club and has volunteered for a variety of food banks and homeless shelters in the Los Angeles area. She is passionate about prison reform, racial injustice, and the disparate effect of COVID-19 on incarcerated… read more

Abby Steinmetz

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Abby is a sophomore from Orange County, California. She is studying Nutritional Science and Psychology with the intent of pursuing a career in medicine. She has been active in many sphere of community service particularly working with children in the past but is passionate about a wide range of issues. In the fellowship, she is… read more

Vida Keyvanfar

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Vida is a freshman at UC Berkeley who is passionate about a variety of social justice issues. In high school, she participated in a peer-to-peer sexual violence prevention educator group allowing her to present inner city high school students with information about consent, rape culture, and sexual assault. Moreover, she volunteered with an organization in… read more

Hallie McRae

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Hallie is a Freshman at UC Berkeley planning on studying Political Science and Public Policy. She is from Los Angeles and has worked in the past in social justice topics focusing on human rights with Human Rights Watch, gun violence prevention with Women Against Gun Violence, and basic needs access with Baby2Baby, to name a… read more

Danielle Kaye

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Danielle is a senior majoring in Global Studies and French. This semester, she’s volunteering at the Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) as part of Hillel’s Social Justice Fellowship. Danielle has reported on issues of justice and equity, particular housing affordability in the Bay Area, throughout her time living in Berkeley — and she’s excited to… read more

Elysa Dombro

Written by: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on March 8th, 2021

Elysa is a third year from San Jose doing simultaneous degrees in Social Welfare and Society & Environment, with a minor in Jewish Studies. She is the Service Co-Chair for the Berkeley Period Project, a writer for the Daily Californian, a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and she is involved in research in the Social… read more