Rachel Baruch is a pre-law student at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she is focusing on neuropsychology and criminology with a minor in child and adolescent mental health. When Rachel isn’t trying to convince her roommate that a diagram of a spliced brain is appropriate living room décor, she can be found developing Jewish pluralistic spaces everyplace she can. Rachel was part of the NYU Bronfman Center team responsible for Chavurah, an award winning, peer-led Jewish learning experience. She is also the founder of The Schmooze Project (theschmoozeproject.webs.com), an online base for the facilitation of inter-denominational connection and conversation that was inspired by her summer spent on the Bronfman Youth Fellowship in Israel.
Rachel speaks English and Hebrew; the latter proved to be an asset recently when it gave her the ability to lend a hand on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming documentary, “The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument.” Currently, Rachel is in Tel Aviv participating in the Jewish Agency’s Onward Israel program and interning at Axis Innovation as Media & Marketing Manager. She can be reached at rachelli.baruch@gmail.com and www.linkedin.com/in/rachelbaruch/.