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Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program
By Invitation OnlyExclusive Interactive Event by Invitation Only | East & CentralFor Leadership
Come together with fellow Technion supporters and ATS local leaders for an inspiring discussion with two stellar students. These Berger Visiting Fellows were raised in the U.S. and followed their dreams to Israel and the Technion. One has already worked in the aerospace industry, while the other is excelling in computer science. Chat with these passionate and brilliant students about their challenges acclimating to a new country, studying in a new language, and serving the military as a “lone soldier,” as well as their hopes for the future.
Ira Taub, member of the Technion Board of Governors, ATS National Board of Directors, and ATS – New York Metro Region Leadership Council, and director of the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, will serve as moderator. A Q&A session will be facilitated by Jerry Kleinman, ATS Executive Director of Principal Gifts.
About the Speakers
Ohad Einav ’22 was born in Palo Alto but was raised for most of his youth in Pittsburgh. He studied at yeshivas in California and Paris before making Aliyah at age 19 to join the Israel Defense Forces. He served as a “lone soldier,” meaning without family in Israel, and now volunteers in helping prepare Israeli youth to become combat soldiers. Einav followed his father and uncle’s footsteps to the Technion, where he is in his third year of a bachelor’s program in computer science and has made the dean’s list each year. Alongside his studies, he works as a data scientist at PayPal.
Anne Kitzmiller M.S. ’21 describes herself as an “engineer and problem solver.” She worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry in St. Louis, where she earned a master’s degree at Washington University. Currently, she is studying towards a second master’s at the Technion Aerospace Engineering Faculty, writing software and flight algorithms for a rocket project and mentoring undergraduate students. Alongside her rigorous academics, she plays soccer for both the Technion and the Israeli Semi-Professional Women’s League and fosters a guide dog puppy-in-training. Kitzmiller grew up in Oregon and made Aliyah with her husband three years ago. She hopes to work in Israel’s aerospace industry.
About the Program
One of the American Technion Society’s most popular speaker series, the Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program features the university’s greatest assets: its students. Known as the Berger Visiting Fellows, these select scholars represent the very soul of the Technion. Their visit provides an inspiring glimpse into the lives and minds of those who will help shape the future of Israel and the world.