Israel Studies Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is a committee of undergraduate and graduate students that:

  • Provides student input to the Nazarian Center's Director, staff and Advisory Board;
  • Organizes programs directed specifically towards the student community;
  • Encourages student engagement and learning about the modern State of Israel; and
  • Raises awareness about the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and the opportunities (i.e. scholarships, internships, programs, and courses) it provides to students from diverse ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

Applications for the 2018-2019 Student Advisory Council Are Now Open

If you have any questions about the Council or applying to become a member, feel free to contact the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at

Student Advisory Council, 2018-2019

Donya Aframian
Political Science, B.A. 2020

Ani Alaberkyan (Co-Chair)
Arabic, M.A. 2018

Michael Dayan
Psychology, B.A. 2019

Gal Kohav
Vocal Performance, B.A. 2019

Amit Liran
J.D. Candidate, 2019

Justin Nemanpour
Jewish Studies, 2019

Devorah Norton (Co-Chair)
Philosophy, B.A. 2020

Hirmand Daniel Sarafian
Neuroscience, B.A. 2020

Gefen Skolnick
Computer Science and Linguistics, B.A. 2019

Victoria Wahbah
Sociology, B.A. 2019