Saphir Shemesh


Beach Enthusiast, Ellen DeGeneres super fan, World Traveler

Saphir Shemesh is the Jewish Life Associate at DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a BA in Sociology and Human Health in 2016. She was also involved in Greek life, the rowing team, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria for a semester. After graduating from college, she moved to Chicago where she worked for a student travel company for two years. 

Saphir lives in Wicker Park and can often be found checking out the food scene, exploring theatre in the city, planning upcoming trips with family and friends, obsessing over her cats, or training with her running group. She is thrilled to be working on DePaul’s campus and is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with the students. 

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