Ari Rokni is serving his second year on the YLD Board. Ari grew up in Northbrook and graduated from the University of Wisconsin's School of Business. After living in Madison, Ari moved to Tel Aviv and worked in the Office of Israel's Chief Scientist. He currently lives in Wicker Park and serves as the Deputy Director of the Government of Israel's Economic Mission to the Midwest. He assists Israeli technology firms find investments and strategic partners. Ari has participated in many YLD programs, including LEADS and Gesher and served as the Senior Adviser for JUF's Write On for Israel program. Ari is excited work with JUF and YLD to strengthen Chicago's young Jewish community. In his spare time, Ari enjoys exploring Chicago, listening to live music, cooking, and travelling.