Ilana Sherrington was born in Israel, to parents making Aliyah from England. Currently a student in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studying International-Relations and Media, she has led many initiatives in Public Diplomacy and Advocacy. Serving as a First-Lieutenant (Ktzinat Tash), in charge of the financial, social and medical welfare of soldiers and an instructor in the officers’ course, she still volunteers for IDF Lone Soldiers. She headed the English-speaking team in her University's Situation room during operation Pillar of Cloud (battling Israel de-legitimization) and heads the #BringBackOurBoys Jerusalem Center, is a Model UN Vice-President and studies in the Jewish Statesmanship Center. She has led many Jewish Agency educational programs. She graduated the Israel StandWithUs fellowship, and participates in the MENA Leaders for Change program, joining Israelis and Palestinians in studying negotiation skills.