Alumni Profile: Ian Kussin-Gika

2018 UC Santa Cruz Alumnus Ian Kussin Gika is currently finishing his first year of Graduate school at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, CA, where he is studying International relations, nonproliferation, and terrorism studies. Prior to this path of study, Ian double majored in Linguistics and History at UC Santa Cruz.

Call For The Diarna Fellowship

Call for UCSC Summer Fellowship 2020

Now accepting applications for Summer 2020 Fellowship at Diarna! Apply by May 8, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Diarna: Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life, pioneers the use of digital mapping and database technologies to virtually preserve and ensure untrammeled access to endangered Jewish heritage sites throughout the region.

Amanda Botfeld

Alumni Profile: Amanda Botfeld

2015 UCSC Jewish Studies alumna and author of A Girl’s Guide to Poker. Amanda Botfeld recalls how her undergraduate experiences impacted her professional career. She has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Los Angeles Times. 

Alumni Profile: Avery Weinman

Spring 2019 History Major and Jewish Studies Minor, Avery Weinman, reflects on her time at UC Santa Cruz, as well as studying abroad in Israel.

Shana Pava at the Western Wall

Alumni Profile: Shana Pava

UCSC Jewish Studies Alumni, Shana Pava, reflects on her time as the undergraduate intern for the Center for Jewish Studies as well as studying abroad in Israel!