Comings, Goings, and Transitions at Rosov Consulting – Summer 2017
With new additions to the Rosov Consulting team, we are especially proud to represent diverse geographies and backgrounds. Our team speaks a total of 10 different languages and comes from six different countries. We are excited to utilize our range of life experiences and knowledge to best serve our clients.
Please welcome our new team members:
Valerie Feldman, Project Associate, Berkeley
Valerie Feldman joins Rosov Consulting with a background in organizational studies, qualitative research methods, and project management. At Rosov, Valerie works to evaluate the impact of InterfaithFamily’s work across the U.S., and the impact that youth programs and activities in the Reform movement can have on adults’ lives. She also serves as a project manager for the evaluation of the Israeli-American Council’s Eitanim initiative. Prior to Rosov Consulting, Valerie led and supported research projects focused on a broad range of topics, including immigrant youth organizations, the organizational politics of prostitution governance, organizational wrongdoing, and institutional cases of child sexual abuse. Growing up in an interfaith family, she is deeply interested in the Jewish nonprofit sector and communal world. In 2017, Valerie will receive her PhD from the Department of Sociology at UC Davis, where she also received her MA degree.
Natalia Nefedyeva, Project Associate, Berkeley
Natalia Nefedyeva joins Rosov Consulting having previously worked with the JDC in Russia, coordinating community development projects and public relations. She also worked for the Jewish Agency for Israel as a fundraiser and missions coordinator. Putting her personal and professional creative energy into action, Natalia was among the founding members of the first Moishe House in St. Petersburg. Natalia recently graduated from the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, where she obtained a dual MA/MBA degree.
Dina Davidovics, Office Coordinator and Project Assistant, Jerusalem
Dina Davidovics joins Rosov Consulting with a strong background in administration and logistics. Dina manages the Jerusalem office and provides support to projects, including the evaluations of Onward Israel and Masa Israel Journey. She also manages Rosov’s evaluation oversight work for the Covenant Foundation. Prior to joining Rosov, Dina worked as the Director of Development and Recruitment Coordinator for Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevaseret Zion, a gap-year yeshiva program in Israel for American post-high school students. Dina is also an accomplished musician and has been teaching music for over 11 years. Dina graduated magna cum laude from Stern College in January 2012, where she earned a BA degree in music with a focus in composition.
Shai Weener, Project Assistant, Berkeley
Shai Weener joins Rosov Consulting having completed a multi-year research project on Morality in America. At Rosov Consulting, Shai supports the Cross-Community Evaluation of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative, as well as Mechon Hadar’s evaluation of its Strategic Plan Implementation. Prior to joining Rosov Consulting, in addition to serving as Assistant Director for Yavneh’s Family Camp, Shai was a staff liaison to the Jewish Teen Funders Network and was an Alternative Break Fellow for Hillel, planning and executing a trip to rural Mississippi focused on rural poverty. Shai graduated with a BA degree in mathematical statistics and Jewish studies from the University of Maryland.
Emily Cooper, Executive Assistant, Berkeley
Emily Cooper joins Rosov Consulting with experience in operations, customer support, process-building, and team management. At Rosov, Emily provides executive support to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team. She also serves as the project manager for the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education. Previously, Emily headed the customer support team for a San Francisco based software startup where she was among the first employees and played a key role in building infrastructure as they grew. Emily received her BS degree in sociology from Bradley University, in Illinois, and is seeking a Master’s degree in data science.
Best of luck to Carol Dweck Goldman, Zach Rabiroff, and Adam Upchurch as they move on to new ventures outside of Rosov Consulting.
For more information about the entire Rosov Consulting team, visit our website at www.rosovconsulting.com/team.