A third generation Los Angeleno, Gisele was born, raised, and educated in Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at Occidental College studying art and religious studies, Gisele was actively involved with Hillel and even attended High Holy Days at Hillel at UCLA! She went on to earn her Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management at American Jewish University, where she also fundraised for several years. Thereafter, Gisele served as the Director of Development at Valley Beth Shalom Day School and most recently, she worked with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Women’s Philanthropy Division. Growing up, Gisele was fortunate to attend Camp Alonim, A.J. Heschel Day School, de Toledo High School, and Brandeis Collegiate Institute. She is grateful to have grown up in the rich landscape of Jewish LA and is committed to its development. In 2016, Gisele joined the Hillel at UCLA team and currently serves as the Director of Community Philanthropy. She enjoys spending time with her husband David, a Kibbutznik from Northern Israel, and their dog Frankie!