Stroum Center Welcomes Dana Rubin, New Associate Director

The UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is delighted to announce that Dana Rubin will be joining the team as our new Associate Director this fall.

Dana received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Anthropology and Spanish, and her M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT. She has worked for over a decade in international higher education, specifically in the development of study abroad programs for students at Northwestern University and the University of Washington. She most recently served as the Associate Director for Inbound and Outbound International Programs for the International Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle.

Dana has lived and worked in many countries around the world including Australia, Mexico, Italy and Spain, but has been a resident of Seattle for the past seven years.  She and her husband, Idan, love the Pacific Northwest but also enjoy frequent trips to Israel, where Idan is from and which Dana has come to know as a second home. They are active members of Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

Dana says, “I’m most looking forward to combining my experience in international higher education with my passion for community engagement and Jewish Studies.  I’m so excited to be part of the UW family again, especially as a member of the Stroum Center team housed within the prestigious UW Jackson School of International Studies.”

We look forward to introducing Dana to our students, faculty, and community supporters at Stroum Center programming this year!

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Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.

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