Simone Saidmehr is a member of the class of 2024 in the Tel Aviv University and Columbia University Dual B.A. Program. She is originally from Manhattan, New York. Simone is majoring in Middle Eastern studies and political science and minoring in philosophy. She has lived in Tel Aviv for the past year where she volunteers at an organization called Beit Ruth which is a long-term therapeutic residence and school for girls at risk. In her free time, Simone likes to sing, take photos, cook, and write.
“Under three different roofs, 45 girls sleep soundly, protected by their love for one another and by the staff who work 24/7, 365 days and nights to give them the best chance at healing from their trauma and living a fulfilling life.”