Shira (she/her) graduated with a B.A. in Middle East Studies from the George Washington University, where she spent her time organizing with J Street U and active in the Jewish community on campus. Originally from Berkeley, California, Shira spent a gap year traveling in Ecuador and studying Arabic in Israel before college. She joined Avodah to spend a year exploring and strengthening connections between Jewish practice, community, and social justice. She currently serves at Jews United for Justice as a Community Organizer.