Gideon grew up in Skokie, IL where he attended Niles North High School and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Gideon moved back home to the Chicago area and began working as an Applications Engineer. After a few years in that field, Gideon decided to delve into manufacturing and works as a Mechanical Engineer at Thermal Care. Gideon is active in a number of communities in Chicago including, YLD, Mishkan Chicago, Base Hillel, and Beth Emet the Free Synagogue. Gideon has enjoyed participating in LEADS, LEARN, Gesher, and the many volunteer programs that YLD partakes in!