Learn more about the amazing educators in our community! During the month of January, we are highlighting new youth professionals that are new in their roles. Today we are sharing a post by BBYO’s very own Alana Ben-Zeev. Alana is one the Associate Regional Directors for the Great Midwest Region. Click
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Hi! My name is Alana Ben-Zeev and I am super excited to have joined the BBYO Great Midwest Region family. I recently moved to Chicago from Orlando, Florida where I was a participant in BBYO during my high school years. I attended Rollins College where I majored in Organizational Communication and Leadership and minored in Jewish Studies, and I was an active member of the Greek life community. During my summers in college I worked at Camp Barney Medintz, a Jewish Sleepaway camp in the south as a counselor and a Unit Head. Before moving to Chicago, I was living in Tallinn, Estonia as a part of JDC Entwine’s Jewish Service Corps. There, I was a JDC BBYO Fellow most of the work I did with the Jewish community was with teens and young adults.
I am so excited to have returned to BBYO, to give back to an organization that gave so much to me when I was a high school participant, and to become a part of the Chicago Jewish Community.
Alana’s Top Three Facts:
I love to travel (my favorite places I've been too are Portugal and Lithuania)
My favorite food is sushi
I had only been to Chicago once before moving here