Eliana Saidel, a New York native with a little Kansas City in her, is Hunter Hillel's Springboard Fellow. She holds a BA in History from Barnard College and a BA in Hebrew Bible and Its Interpretation from The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. While in college, she was deeply involved in Columbia/Barnard Hillel. In addition to traveling to Israel twice through Hillel, she was involved in various student groups and educational fellowships.
She believes that music should always be playing, and loves building playlists. She is thrilled to get to spent the next two years in New York City, where she will continue to explore the city’s libraries and bookstores, see Broadway shows, and spend time with her family. She is beyond exited to share her love of Judaism with Hunter Hillel and to learn from and with Hunter students as their new Ezra Specialist.