Undergraduate Fellows

Randy Cantz 

Randy Cantz is a junior at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in History and a minor in Public Policy. He is focused on gaining critical insights into the measures necessary to institute salient and long-lasting policies at state and national levels. An active member of his school’s community, Randy is Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta, UC Berkeley’s history honor society, a Senior Associate for the Chief Legal Officer in the ASUC’s Office of Legal Affairs, and Advocacy Director of Berkeley Hillel’s Challah for Hunger chapter. Randy’s goal is to ultimately pursue a career centered on social advocacy, focusing specifically on the way in which technology shapes law, democracy, and social memory.

Noam Haykeen

Noam Haykeen is a Junior studying Political Science. He is passionate about Israeli politics, especially matters concerning elections.

Maya Rosen
Maya Rosen is a junior from Long Beach, CA and has been a fellow at the Institute since Fall 2019. Maya is studying Political Science with minors in History and Jewish Studies and hopes to attend law school after graduation. Outside of the Institute, she is an undergraduate research assistant and volunteers at an Oakland elementary school.

Emily Gallo

My name is Emily Gallo and I am a third year student at UC Berkeley studying Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Education. Outside of my classes I am involved with my sorority Tri Delta, our student government the ASUC, Hillel, and of course the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. 

Ana Light 

Freshman, Major: Undeclared

I am hoping to study Psychology and maybe minor in Art or Anthropology. I grew up in Seattle and moved to Irvine at the beginning of high school. When I am not in class you can find me either playing Ultimate Frisbee, camping, swing dancing or drinking a lot of coffee! I speak German and Hebrew and spent a gap year volunteering in Berlin and living on Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in Israel. A fun fact about me is: I have a pet goat!

Amir Grunhaus

My name is Amir Grunhaus. I was born and raised in Costa Rica. I am currently intending to double major in Political Science and Economics at the University of California Berkeley. 

Carmel Tenenbaum
Carmel is a freshman studying Media Studies and Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations. Right now she is working on the social media platform of the Berkeley Institute trying to increase student engagement. She hopes to either go into human rights law, journalism, or event management.

Benjamin Mizrachi
I am a sophomore at UC Berkeley pursuing a double major in Product Design and Political Economy (unrelated majors). I was born in Panama City, Panama but was raised in San Diego, CA. I have always been very passionate about Israel and Judaism and spent a gap year in Israel after high school learning more about Israel, Zionism, and Judaism. When not studying or planning activities for the Jewish community at Cal, I am running, cooking, and finding new spots to go hiking!

Julian Gershon
My name is Julian Gershon and I am senior studying Political Economy. I have been an undergraduate fellow in the Berkeley Institute for the last two years. I am from Los Angeles and will be working for Teach For America next year in LA teaching math to high school students. I hope to attend law school after my two-year commitment to TFA. During my free time, I like to play chess, watch movies, and hang out with friends.

Nicole Farahan


Dan Krasner

Celene Afari
Junior, Major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Daniella Rosen

Samantha Behar


Ella Pallenberg

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