Primary area of expertise: Leadership & Management, Product Market Fit
Coaching focus: Staff Training, Organizational Culture, Team Leadership & Supervision
Aleeza loves learning and all the opportunities it brings. With over 15 years of experience, Aleeza’s work spans both formal and informal Jewish education. She has been an educator, a programmer, and a consultant, identifying opportunities for growth and innovation, and supporting the leadership development of thousands of teens and professionals. Most recently, Aleeza served as the Director of Jewish Enrichment and Training at BBYO and was responsible for developing the organization’s overarching leadership framework. She began her career as a high school teacher, and will always credit that time for igniting her passion for leadership development within the Jewish community. She is eager to work with UpStart’s many partner organizations on fostering strong leadership that meets the ever-changing needs of the Jewish community. Forever a student, Aleeza holds Bachelors degrees in History and Secondary Education, a Masters in American Studies, and a Certificate in Jewish Leadership. Originally from Toronto, Aleeza loves all four seasons and is happy that her adopted city, Chicago, offers them all equally.