Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. in Science Education (in progress)

Dissertation Title: Expressions of Science Literacy and Public Engagement with Science in Health-Related Discourse on Social Media
Advisor: Associate Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari
Expected Graduation: April 2019

Weizmann Institute of Science

  • M.Sc. in Life Sciences (2012-2015)

Thesis Title: Metabolic and Spatial Aspects of Root Interactions with Bacteria in the Rhizosphere
Advisors: Professors Gad Galili and Asaph Aharoni

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

  • B.Sc. in Science Education – Biology (2012, summa cum laude)
  • B.Sc. in Biology (2011, cum laude)

Work Experience

Science Teacher

‘Ironi He (Municipal No. 5) High School, Haifa, Israel, 2011–2012

  • Taught biotechnology and biology at high school level, and successfully prepared students for national matriculation exams.
  • Completed required internship and obtained license to teach biology in secondary schools in Israel (Israel Ministry of Education, 2012).

Media Analyst

IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2005–2008

  • Analyzed the IDF’s portrayal in domestic and international media.
  • Conducted research of portrayal of the IDF on Web 2.0 out of own initiative.
  • Received two certificates of excellence (September 2006 & May 2008).

Volunteer Experience

Website and Newsletter Editor

Ḥayyim BeḤefa (Living in Haifa), 2014–

  • Wrote and edited online content for one of Haifa’s largest, most vibrant political movements.
  • Initiated social media campaigns such as Facebook photo contests.

Content & PR Contributor

Wildfire Games, 2009–

  • Pitched free, open-source game 0 A.D. to gaming and Linux fansites. Wrote and distributed press releases, handled media requests and public inquiries.
  • Maintained social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and IndieDB).
  • Led development of new website on WordPress platform.
  • Co-led crowdfunding campaign; Over $33,000 raised.

Interests

Science communication, science education, free software and culture, psychology, linguistics, web and UI design, urbanism, improvisation theater.