Yair Cohenca

Senior Thought Leadership and Communications Associate

Yair graduated from The Jackson School of International Relations, the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Relations and holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Yair has previous internship experience with Securing Water for Good, where he conducted research and contributed to the organization’s newsletter. He served as a Foreign Policy Intern at Borgen Projects NGO and as a Research Analyst and Consultant at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What inspires me to do what I do
I am inspired by the development stories of individuals across the world whose lives have changed due to a stranger’s generosity across the world

Book that moved me
Let There be Water

A Person I’d Like to Meet
Itzhak Rabin

Slogans for life
One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I was born in Paraguay, but raised in Israel

Thing that baffles me
People honking in traffic

Random fact about me
I have been cutting by own hair since I was 18 years old

Favorite meal
Hummus

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