Hello, I’m from Riverdale, New York. My mom is from Israel, my dad is from South Africa, and I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in New York City. I’m a senior at the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized public high school. At school, you’ll probably find me nerding out over AP Bio or Comparative Government, if I’ve had my morning caffeine yet, that is. Outside of school, I work in the children’s garden in the New York Botanical Garden, attend dance classes, and work on the jGirls editorial in the fiction and art departments. In my free time, I like practicing yoga to de-stress, reading fantasy and fiction, cooking vegetarian meals, and writing. I have been published several times in my school’s literary magazine, Dynamo. In the future, I want to travel the world and study biology or law.
I identify as a mostly secular, cultural Jew. Judaism is a significant part of who I am. I don’t practice Judaism in my daily life in a traditional sense, but my Jewish values and upbringing influence my personality and decisions. I believe in Jewish values, such as tradition, community and family, and I am grateful for my foundational Jewish education at Jewish day school. I’m thrilled to be a part of the jGirls community. Serving on the editorial board in the magazine’s inaugural year was such a wonderful and enriching experience, and I can’t wait to see the content and conversations we have this year!