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I grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Since then, I’ve lived in Jerusalem, Israel, New York, NY and now a suburb of Cleveland, OH. I am fortunate to live close to my community in Pittsburgh and visit often. Following a horrible attack in October 2018, I wrote about my community for Belt Publishing, https://beltmag.com/squirrel-hill-jewish-community/

 

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I started on my path towards academia as a local government practitioner. I’m still very passionate about local government work and remain a member of several urban and public admin associations. Sometimes I write about local government as well! Check out my latest from ELGL: https://elgl.org/fantastic-flop-fridays-im-from-the-government-and-im-here-to-help/

 

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I ran for a local city council seat in 2017, with two small children. It was a fantastic experience and I recommend that everyone challenge themselves and run for something! You can hear more about my experience on this episode of GovLove: http://podbay.fm/show/993270804/e/1497007708?autostart=1

Lastly, I occasionally write for an alt-weekly news outlet in Cleveland, covering topics related to suburban politics and metropolitan governance. Feel free tocheck out my most recent piece: https://m.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2019/01/16/beachwood-incentive-package-to-lure-small-company-draws-attention-of-former-city-council-candidate