Jenny

Israeli Delegation, 2003

IMPACT: SOCIAL

How has Seeds of Peace had an impact on you?

Seeds of Peace fundamentally changed the way I view the world. It pushed me to see beyond the identity boundaries that were created for me and seek opportunities to live in a global community. At the same time it gave me the courage to be strong in my identity as an Israeli, even though my political beliefs are very different from many Israelis, and despite the hostility I’ve encountered abroad.

The most important lesson I carry with me from Seeds of Peace is that as much as people are capable of inflicting pain on others, we are also each others windows to healing.

How are you impacting your community?

I have a passion for design, qualitative research, and all things people-related. I’m big on sociology babble, user-centered musings, and design-talk over coffee.

I am passionate about sexual assault prevention and have undertaken several projects that help spread awareness around this issue. During my fours years at Macalester, I helped to rework student affairs policy on the issue, carried out research in a local rape crisis centre, and launched a student campaign to promote consent.

After finishing my B.A., I conceived an idea for a mobile application that would improve the lives of sexual violence survivors, which won honours at a global Nokia competition chaired by leading women in business.

EDUCATION

• BA (Hons), Macalester College (2011)

AWARDS & HONORS

• Kofi Annan Scholar (2007-2011)
• Finalist in Nokia’s Global App challenge for “Trigger Free” smart phone application idea

WORK

• User Experience Specialist at Future Workshops, London

“Seeds of Peace fundamentally changed the way I view the world. It pushed me to see beyond the identity boundaries that were created for me and seek opportunities to live in a global community.”