Ilan Kogan is a second-year student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, a Modern Orthodox Rabbinical School. Ilan was born in Roanoke, VA, grew up in Queens, NY, and currently lives on the Upper West Side. He has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from CUNY Queens College where he spent most of his time being an active member of the campus Hillel and Chabad. Ilan has been a professional Torah Reader for the past decade, and has extensive experience giving sermons and teaching classes on a wide range of Jewish topics (His favorite topic being Jewish Mythological Creatures). He also runs a Tik Tok account all about Judaism and being a rabbinical student (@notarabbiyet). He enjoys listening to heavy metal music, playing the drums and guitar, and working on his stand up comedy routines.