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UF Hillel

2020 W. University Ave,

Gainesville, FL 32603 

(305) 778- 4465

© 2017 UF Birthright Israel / UF to Israel

Iara Dircie, Director of UF to Israel

Iara Dircie is a recent University of Florida graduate from Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelors in Political Science and Business Management and her Masters in International Business. Born in Argentina, Iara has always taken an interest in the international world and has studied abroad in Israel as well as Spain. Her passions include travel, family, Judaism, and athletics. Iara is very passionate about Israel and loves being a part of the UF Hillel family as the IACT Israel Engagement Coordinator. 

Oren Glickman, Deputy Director of UF to Israel

Oren Glickman is a second year criminology and psychology major from Orlando, FL. She is interested in traveling, Israel, good food and likes to be involved in her sorority Alpha Epsilon Phi. She recently interned for Dotan Cohen Law Offices on the University of Florida Onward Israel program and is very excited to be serving as the UF to Israel Deputy Director.

Katie Hernandez, President of Gators for Israel

Katie Hernandez is a third-year studying Agricultural Education and Communications. She currently presides as the President of Gators for Israel. After being introduced to the pro-Israel community and attending the American Israel Public Affairs' (AIPAC) Policy Conference her freshman year, she traveled to Israel with Passages. Upon her return, she got more involved with Gators for Israel and AIPAC. She fellowed a Passages trip for the summer of 2019 and interned for AIPAC in their Washington D.C. office.

Raegan Fink, Marketing Director of UF to Israel

Raegan Fink is a second year Business Management major pursuing minors in Leadership and Entrepreneurship as well as a Masters of International Business. She is super passionate about travel, food, and fashion. She loves hanging out with family and friends as well as working out. Raegan is very excited to be working with UF to Israel after her absolutely amazing Birthright Israel trip!

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