Michigan Wolverine Enthusiast , ice cream connoisseur and Chicago Explorer
Sammi is the Senior Development Manager at Metro Chicago Hillel, implementing development and fundraising activities. Sammi grew up in West Bloomfield, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan with her MSW and certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership, where she learned about Jewish communities across the country, the problems they encounter, and creative emerging solutions. Sammi also received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan majoring in Psychology and Judaic Studies.
Sammi was the Young Adult Engagement Associate at JUF since July 2014. She played a key role in engaging recent college graduates, suburban young adults, and other 20-30 something's to strengthen the young adult Jewish community of Chicago. Sammi also focused on connecting with young Jewish adults through Birthright Israel trips, alumni programming, and a Back from Birthright Israel lay-leader committee.
Sammi enjoys spending time with her friends, working out, checking out new restaurants, and finding the best ice cream in Chicago.