Jeremy Ragent, a San Francisco Bay Area native, has learned that a little humor goes a long way. After studying history at UCLA, he spent a year living and volunteering in Israel through program called Otzma (z”l). He began his career at Hillel at Stanford in 2010, taking Jewish Stanford students out to coffee, hearing their stories and working with them to make Jewish life happen on campus.
After some fun in Los Angeles, getting a master’s degree in Jewish nonprofit management and public administration from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and University of Southern California, doing development work for a Jewish public interest law firm called Bet Tzedek and a synagogue’s free summer literacy program called Wise Freedom School, he returned to Hillel at Stanford in 2015 to work with those same energetic, passionate and fun students (and Hillel’s fantastic professional and lay team) to enrich Jewish life on campus.
Jeremy loves learning and speaking Hebrew (it brings out his chutzpah), singing and playing music, exploring nature and spending time with his friends and family.