Israel Studies Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is a committee of undergraduate and graduate students that:

  • Provides student input to the Nazarian Center's Director, staff and Advisory Board;
  • Organizes programs directed specifically towards the student community;
  • Encourages student engagement and learning about the modern State of Israel; and
  • Raises awareness about the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the opportunities (i.e. scholarships, internships, programs, and courses) it provides to students from diverse ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council Are Now Open

If you have any questions about the Council or applying to become a member, feel free to contact the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at

Student Advisory Council, 2016-2017

Elan Bradford
Political Science, B.A. 2017

Jessica Behmanesh
Iranian Studies, B.A. 2017

Ryan Davidson 
Jewish Studies, B.A. 2019

Alejandra Dueñas-Brun
Political Science and French, B.A. 2017

Marisol Fernandez
Middle Eastern Studies and Semitics, B.A., M.A. 2017

Colton Lee
Middle Eastern Studies, B.A. 2020

Amit Liran
J.D. Candidate, 2019

Orly Termeie
Psychobiology, B.S. 2019

Aixian Yuan
Jewish Studies, B.A. 2017