Itay believes that the shared passion of activists and entrepreneurs is the key to unlock many of the today’s burning social challenges. He is 1st year Master in Public Policy student in the McCourt School of Public Policy. Prior to Georgetown, he worked in the legal and social fields for 6 years and co-founded a social business, “Café Eliyahu”, empowering underprivileged youth to pursue better careers and exercise their rights. Itay is a fellow in UNESCO’s Networks of Mediterranean Youth Project who brings the young professionals voice from all parts of the mediterranean to the policy making table. He is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, Student Leader for the Global Social Enterprise Initiative and a member of Georgetown’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) team.
At the center, Itay focused on civic engagement and technology. He is conducting research for The Crowdsourcing Expert Capacity in The Congress Project to foster effective innovative practices to enhance evidence based policy making by bolstering congressional access to constituent expertise in the districts.
Education: Bachelor of Law (magna cum laude); Ono Academic College. International Law Program; Columbia University New York.
Hometown: Rishon LeZion, Israel
Favorite Quote: “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” by Winston Churchill
What I’m Reading Now: The Upside of Irrationality – Dan Ariely