Michal’s professional experience combines technology and social development. As one of the first female pilot cadets in the Israeli Air Force and a Computer Science Engineer, Michal worked as Systems Architect at Nuance Communications, and at Risk Modules, both part of the thriving Israeli high tech industry. Her passion for social development began as the Director of Refugee Affairs at the City Government in Tel Aviv, where she led social service delivery and programming to 20,000 refugees from Darfur, South Sudan, and Eritrea. After moving to New York, she consulted at various leading nonprofit organizations, including New York Cares, Solar One, UNESCO, and Women’s World Banking.
Michal holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Tel Aviv University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). She speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew and lives with her two wonderful children in Harlem, NYC.
Visit.org is the world’s leading platform for social impact travel experiences. 100% of hosts’ revenue is invested back into the local community. Based in NYC and founded in 2015, Visit.org offers 600 exclusive immersive, impactful experiences in 70 countries.
Visit.org is the winner of the Columbia Business School Fund for Social Entrepreneurship, Inc. Magazine & Salesforce’s annual “Small Business Big Impact” competition, and the Accenture Consumer Tech Awards, and a participant in Booking.com Booster program for the world’s top 10 sustainable travel startups.