Ori Tal, Tel Aviv University

Ori Tal is a senior at Tel Aviv University where she is majoring in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Growing up in Israel, she was instantly immersed in the cultural and political sphere which became prominent to her identity after moving to the United States as a child. Her personal proximity to the conflict sparked an interest in peacemaking and the pursuit of a diplomatic settlement to the Israel/Palestine conflict. To reconnect with her Israeli identity and to experience the realities of the conflict firsthand, Ori moved back to Israel to study at Tel Aviv University. She is fluent in Hebrew and is currently studying Arabic. Ori hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy and conflict resolution, concentrating her work in Israel and the Middle East. During her free time, she enjoys drawing and dancing ballet.