Dr. Yifat Brill-Karniely loves the biophysics research she conducts at the Hebrew University — but the Teacher-Scholar program was a life-changer for her.
Joseph Addae was born and raised in northern Ghana. Both his parents were medical professionals; his mother was a midwife and his father a medical assistant. As a result, Joseph and his family would move every few years, as the government transferred his father between posts.
Stefanie Mockert is a visiting researcher at the Hebrew University. She is studying towards a Master’s degree in Musicology at Humboldt University in Berlin and writing a thesis on the musical development of the Jewish community in pre-WWII Munich.
Okot Samuel Obonyo was born in the Agago district, northern Uganda, in 1986, a year before the founding of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the onset of the violence that plagued that region for two decades. He belongs to the Acholi tribe.
Suheir Sayed Omar has been dedicated to her research in organic chemistry at the Hebrew University for over 10 years. She decided to enroll in the Teacher-Scholar program in order to give school children the tools and encouragement they need to succeed in their studies.
Ravitejas Patil hails from Bangalore, India, which is considered that country’s Silicon Valley. When deciding what to study, he decided against the mechanical and engineering fields, which he had encountered through his father’s work as an engineer. Instead, Ravitejas turned to the natural sciences, earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
Though Shuvi Hoffman graduated from Revivim several years ago, she still lives and breathes its educational values, as a pedagogical mentor working with the program’s fourth and final year students.
Open X is one of HUJI Innovate’s pre-accelerator programs, helping teams develop a technology- or research-based product. The program provides tools and skills for transforming an idea into a minimum viable product (MVP).