Hayley Geller is the Project Manager at Masa Israel, where she supports the Director of Partnerships and Director of Business Development. Hayley was a campus representative before joining Masa’s New York office in August 2015 as a Recruitment Coordinator. Hayley spent a semester studying abroad at Tel Aviv University and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Political Science degree in 2014.
Guy is the regional representative for Masa in the NY (and Boston) area. He came to Masa after interning for Hillel because he saw the work at Masa as his way of representing his country, Israel. Born and raised in Israel, after completing his IDF service, Guy left Israel and started jumping around the globe. After backpacking in South America, working in aviation security in Hong Kong, and studying International Affairs in DC (George Washington), he settled in NYC to start recruiting for Masa. Maybe because he is missing the Israel experience, Guy likes to engage in large gatherings of friends, having a drink, sharing a laugh, watching a movie, or simply making a lot of noise. He's really into politics and world affairs, even though his background is art and bars. Guy bartended for 12 years in 3 different continents, and though he traveled to over 15 countries, now he can barely stand taking the NYC subway.
Rachel Moses is the recruitment manager at Masa Israel, where she works on the full lifecycle recruitment process, including being the initial contact with potential internship participants. Rachel helps ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the entire process. Rachel has been working at Masa since October 2011, and has expertise in Masa Israel opportunities. Prior to working at Masa, Rachel was an elementary school teacher in New York City. She holds a Master of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Arts with honors from York University in Toronto.
Andria spends her time at Masa creating fresh and inspiring content for email, marketing collateral, blogs and much more. Andria is an alumna of Career Israel 2014-15 and spent her time on Masa interning for WMN, the first female incubator in Tel Aviv. Before working for Masa Andria was Director of Sales and Online Marketing for the branding agency Hey Now! Media in Cleveland, Ohio.
Axel Angeles is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Masa Israel. He is responsible for showcasing and bringing the Masa Israel experience to life through Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and more. Axel is an alumnus of Masa Israel where he received a Master’s in Security and Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University. Before working for Masa Israel, Axel worked as a marketing assistant for a company called LifeCell. His experience includes video production, Spanish/English translations, content editing, and product design.
Allison manages Masa Israel Journey’s public relations and alumni and parent communications. Before Masa, she worked as an Educator-Advisor for Jewish Student Connection in the New York area, where she also managed the organization’s social media, communications and public relations. During her time on Masa’s Israel Government Fellows program, Alli served as Public and International Communications Fellow for Melchior Social Initiatives, a group of progressive nonprofits founded by former MK and Government Minister Rabbi Michael Melchior.
Alli holds a bachelor’s in Politics and International and Global Studies from Brandeis University.
Adi Zakai was born and raised in Israel. After completing her service in the IDF, she moved to New York to pursue higher education. She holds a BA degree from Hunter College and an MPA from Baruch College. At Masa, Adi manage the entire financial operation and HR of Masa NA. Prior to working at Masa Adi had worked at the Jewish Agency at Partnership 2000.
Adi lives in Forest Hills, NY with her husband and two boys. On her free time she enjoys swimming and hiking and camping with her family.
Adi Hila completed her undergraduate studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and held a master’s in industrial and organizational psychology from the City University of New York. She is also certified in project management and workforce development and training by New York University. In her current position as Masa's Director of Business Development, Adi Hila is focusing on cultivating business partnerships while being the primary point of contact for all joint projects and partnerships related to Masa Israel Journey in North America.
Jessica Schapiro oversees Masa Israel’s national partnerships in the American Jewish community. Jessica will develop partnerships with key community professionals, regional representatives of partner organizations and the Masa Israel alumni in order to help build the next generation of Jewish leaders. Before joining Masa Israel, Schapiro was the Manager of Affinity Groups at the Jewish National Fund. She is an accomplished nonprofit specialist with years of experience in strategic planning, event logistics, social media management, fundraising and executive communications. Schapiro holds a master’s degree in fundraising management from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Judaic studies from George Washington University.
Alex Elman serves as the director of marketing and communications for Masa Israel Journey in the United States. Previously, Alex served as a digital strategist at Bully Pulpit Interactive, the digital agency founded by President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign digital advertising leaders.
At Bully Pulpit, Alex worked on many digital advertising campaigns for Friends of the IDF, political candidates and parties across the country, and Fortune 500 clients.
Alex got his start in advertising and communications working on the 2012 congressional campaign for Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) in Madison, Wisconsin, where he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science.