Program Director, BJE March of the Living
Liat was born and raised in the Los Angeles area to an Israeli father and an American mother. She attended California State University Northridge (CSUN) where she received her Bachelors in Arts in Communication Studies and her Masters in Arts in Education. Through her involvement with a variety of leadership programs while studying at the university, she sparked her passion for experiential education and service learning.
Upon graduating from CSU Northridge, she was hired to work on campus at the International and Exchange Student Center to support the international population which consisted of over 3,000 students. She was then recruited to work at CSU Dominguez Hills, first as the International Student Coordinator followed by the Leadership and Student Engagement Coordinator. Engaging with students and encouraging them to think about what they can contribute to this world is a passion of Liat’s, so working for the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE) as the Teen Experiential Education Specialist is a dream job for her.
Being Jewish is an important part of Liat’s identity and she has found ways to stay connected to the community by working at Camp JCA Shalom, staffing the March of the Living, teaching at Shomrei Torah and as a member of her local Hadassah chapter. Her role at the BJE will allow her to combine her passions of empowering youth and her commitment to her Jewish identity.
Liat was married in 2013 to Ukrainian born, Michael Vorobiev. The following year, they welcomed their daughter Isabella Rose to the family. Liat has a love for dogs and her family includes a lab mix, Champ and a German Shepard mix, Chloe.