Juan Gilces Coronel is currently an International Relations professional in Boston, MA and pursuing a Master of Science degree in Global Studies & International Relations at Northeastern University. Prior to this position, Juan worked for The David Project of Hillel International as a Senior Campus Coordinator, working with both students & professionals in strengthening the relationship between Israel and U.S. college campuses.
Juan was born in South America to a family of Spanish & Portuguese Jewish background, grew up in South Florida and attended Florida International University where he earned a BA in International Relations. In 2012, he visited Israel for the first time as a non-combatant volunteer for the Harel Brigade, part of Israel’s Northern Command. Ever since then, Juan has visited Israel multiple times, from staffing birthright and other campus-based trips to visiting relatives and friends.