by | Sep 30, 2013 | Mazel Tov

Marissa Simon for being chosen as the David Project Fellow for the 2013-2014 school year at the University of Pittsburgh. The David Project, in partnership with Hillel, created this Israel advocacy training program in which participants gain knowledge and tools necessary for creating change on campus. Pitt is one of 19 campuses across the country hosting such fellows.

Marissa applied after her introduction to The David Project at this summer’s Bringing Israel Home event in which the Community Relations Council partnered with The David Project to offer their fourth annual program for Tidewater college students. The program teaches students about Israel advocacy before heading back to school. Marissa was part of the planning committee and between what she learned prior to the event and her engagement during the event, she became more engaged with The David Project and wanted to learn and do more.

She is the daughter of Rosanne and Bill Simon and sister of Jordan and Natalie. Marissa is a graduate of the Math and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach and is studying nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.