Yael joined Sikkuy in September 2015 and brings with her a diverse background in academia, civil society, CSR (corporate social responsibility), project management and social businesses. In addition to her work for Sikkuy, she teaches courses in these fields, is a researcher in the field of social businesses and an active volunteer with a number of social and environmental NGOS. During the social protests of 2011 she coordinated the “housing, transportation, planning and land working group” of the Spivak-Yonah committee of experts. Yael completed her BSW at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds an M.A. in public policy from Tel Aviv University. She lives in Tel Aviv.