Elisha Baker is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Columbia University studying political science and business management. Before spending a gap year in Jerusalem at the Shalom Hartman Institute, he attended high school at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA, where he was active in Mock Trials, student publications, and varsity sports.
Melanie Schwartz is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow and sophomore at Cornell University majoring in Human Development and minoring in Business. A passionate Zionist, she is the current VP of Programming and Outreach for Cornellians For Israel student executive board and Chair of Israel Programming for Cornell Hillel’s Student Executive Board. Outside of advocating for Israel, Mel writes for the Cornell Daily Sun in the News Department, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and loves to run!
Gabriel Gaysinsky is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the University of California, Davis. third-year student at UC Davis. He studies International Relations and Middle Eastern/South Asian Studies with the hope of entering a career in diplomacy and peace building in the Middle-East. On campus, he is an executive board member of student group, Aggies For Israel.
Amelie Mitchel is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Durham University. She is in her third year of an English Literature degree at Grey College, aiming to work in Journalism or Publishing. She hopes to use her passion for writing and commitment to free speech to share balanced information about Israel, and challenge the antisemitism rampant in the student body.
Rojin-Sena Cantay is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the University of Exeter. Rojin-Sena believes building bridges among communities will only occur when factual truths are spread to increase discussion. It is no coincidence that the mainstream coverage of Israel has often remained insufficient in doing this. Challenging the hate for Israel within the media and university campuses will be through education.
Billy Alexander is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the University of East Anglia studying Accounting and Finance. He has always felt a strong bond to Israel due to a large amount of family living there. He hopes he can make the Zionist view a much more common one on campus and prevent the spread of misinformation.
Itel Nagli is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Florida State University majoring in Marketing. She grew up in Miami, Florida and has been heavily involved in the Jewish community and values the role it plays in her life. She is the current President of Chabad at FSU.
Sabrina Soffer is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the George Washington University and a Philosophy & Public Affairs and Judaic Studies major in the college’s honors program. She is a columnist for the Times of Israel and the GW Hatchet, is Vice President of Chabad on her campus, and is a member of GW for Israel and a Jewish educational organization, MEOR.
Talia Segal is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Born in South Florida to Jewish parents with family living in Israel, she has been raised a Zionist and cares deeply about the country. On campus, she is most involved in Hillel, where she is the VP of Israel Programming, and Engineers Without Borders, where she leads a project to design and oversee the construction of latrines for a primary school in Malawi. She also enjoys running and playing guitar.
Gabriela Lefkovits is a third-year student at the University of Georgia. She is currently a double major in Journalism and Social Entrepreneurship, hoping to work for a non-profit in the future. Gabriela is a staunch advocate for Israel and the Jewish people. She loves to write, travel, and spend time with her family in her free time.
Talia Emrani is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles studying psychology. Talia is a passionate and highly motivated student who is deeply committed to all forms of learning, including Israel education. She has visited Israel four times, participated in numerous workshops for combating anti-Israel rhetoric, and constantly keeps up with current events in Israel, all of which have equipped her with the skills necessary for taking positive action against harmful anti-Israel sentiment.
Patrick Schenker is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the University College, London and second year Politics student at King’s College London. Having lived in 4 countries with different political and social realities, and being fluent in 4 languages, Patrick became very aware of his surroundings and developed a great interest in politics and international relations to better understand the world.
Emma Steinhause is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow and a first-year University of Maryland, College Park student. Serving as a board member of UMD’s pro-Israel group, Terps for Israel, Emma is passionate about providing Israel education and advocacy to all students. In her free time, Emma enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.
Daniel Rosemann is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Northeastern University. Daniel is a 5th-year Computer Science and Business Administration student at Northeastern University. Daniel was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and lived there until he was 16. As a Northeastern student, Daniel served as an IAC Israel fellow and as Huskies for Israel’s director of communication.
Mark Antar is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Northeastern University. Born and raised in the Jewish community in Brooklyn, Mark’s love for Israel has been cultivated from a very young age. He currently serves as the President of Huskies for Israel, Northeastern’s independent pro-Israel student organization, where he spreads his love and admiration for the state of Israel. He enjoys playing baseball and basketball, going to sporting events, and reading.
Isabel Goldberg, raised in Englewood, New Jersey, is an upcoming Junior at NYU Stern. She has always been involved with Israel advocacy programs and is passionate about spreading her love of Israel. She spent a year learning about Israel and Judaism while living in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. She is currently very involved with Jewish life in downtown NYC through Chabad on Bowery.
Esther Gindi is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick, where she is currently pursuing a degree in Marketing. Esther’s dedication, knowledge, and involvement make her a valuable advocate for bridging cultural gaps and fostering a deeper appreciation for the complexities of the Middle East.
Joe Gindi is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at Rutgers University. Joe is a Syrian-Sephardic Jew from Brooklyn, NY, who, after spending a year studying at Yeshivat Eretz haTzvi in Jerusalem, has brought his personal experiences back with him in order to better inform the community at Rutgers on both Judaism and Israel. Joe is majoring in history and economics with a minor in Jewish studies and is a part of the Rutgers SAS Honors Program.
Elishama Marmon is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow and honors student at Yeshiva University, double majoring in political science and mathematical economics with a minor in psychology. Elishama serves as the Vice President of the YU Political Action Club, Associate Editor of the YU Commentator, Editor-in-Chief of The Clarion, YU’s political journal, and as an associate justice on the student court, among other things. Additionally, he enjoys working with AIPAC, the Tikvah Fund, and as a kosher supervisor in various restaurants in NYC.
Yair Shpiler is a 2023-2024 CAMERA Fellow at York University. Schulich School of Business. I am the president of Aish Students and Young Professionals, where I create programming for our community. I am also active with Chabad on Campus, where I enjoy Friday night dinners and Torah classes. Throughout high school, I helped launch and grow an active CTeen chapter and was chosen as the international leader of the year. As a CAMERA Fellow, I am dedicated to furthering my understanding of the conflict and working towards a brighter future for my homeland.