I was born and raised in Kibbutz Kissufim in Israel, and have close to 30 years of experience working in development projects in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, and Israel. I worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors with grassroots organizations, local and international NGOs and commercial enterprises. I lived and worked in Dharamshala in 1998-2002 and returned to India in the beginning of 2007 as a co-founder of AirJaldi. I hold a B.Sc. in Ag. Econ. from the Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel, an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands, and an MA in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. I am based in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.