Elana Metz began at Open Hillel as a student in 2015, organizing as a senior at the University of Delaware. She served as Campus Outreach Coordinator in the Spring of 2016, organizing the Student Workshop and recruiting and mentoring new students. She is deeply inspired by Open Hillel's vision and values, and is excited to join the staff.
Elana grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, where she attended Jewish Day School at Albert Einstein Academy. She attended and worked as a counselor and unit leader at Jewish summer camp for 11 years. As an undergrad at the University of Delaware, she served as a campus Hillel intern, helping to organize a spring break service trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Elana studied abroad in Tunis, Tunisia, where she conducted research on the effects of the 2010 Revolution on the Tunisian Jewish community and other minorities. In the summer of 2016, she received a Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department to study Arabic in Jordan. Elana graduated from the University of Delaware in 2015 with an Honors Degree in International Relations. When not working on Open Hillel, Elana enjoys reading, hiking, traveling and learning languages.
Elana is currently based in New York; she can be reached at email@example.com.