Director of Jewish Student Life
After graduating from The University at Albany, Lisa began her Jewish professional career at the University of Rhode Island Hillel as Jewish Student Life Coordinator, and then at The University at Albany Hillel as Program Director. She spent six months living in Jerusalem with Young Judaea’s WUJS-Israel program through MASA, where she worked for the Israel Office of the Jewish Federations of North America. Upon her return to the US, she continued her work with JFNA’s Israel Office in NYC. Lisa and her husband moved to West Hartford after the birth of their first child, and currently live there with their two children. Lisa enjoys gardening, hiking with her family, and listening to podcasts. She always appreciates a great recipe or podcast recommendation, so don’t hesitate to send those her way.
Manager of Programming and Engagement
Hartford Hillel is excited to welcome Emma to the Hillel and West Hartford community as the Manager of Programming and Engagement, where she will be focusing her time on building relationships with Jewish students on campus. Emma was born and raised in Connecticut, and attended UConn. After college, she worked for the University at Albany Hillel as the Springboard Innovation Fellow. Emma enjoys music (she plays the drums, piano, and sings!), reading, cooking, and watching all of the Jane Austen movies.