Arielle Silvan (she/her) (’19) is from New York City where she attended the public high school, the Beacon School. She grew up in the Reform movement, spending her summers at a socialist Jew-ish summer camp and participating in social justice programs run by the Union for Reform Judaism. Before matriculating, Arielle took a gap year in Israel-Palestine with many of her Bronfman peers. Arielle is a sophomore at Wesleyan University, majoring in the College of Social Studies (CSS). She is a tutor with Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education, a board member of the Wesleyan Refugee Project, a leader of her campus’ J Street chapter, and an editor for her school’s political magazine. Arielle spent her past summer as a legislative intern on Capitol Hill for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. She characterizes her Jewish identity as spiritual, social-justice oriented, and ever-evolving.
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