Liel Zahavi-Asa made aliyah with her family from California in 1997, and was raised in Efrat, Israel. She holds an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew University and a BS in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. She is also a graduate of the ICenter's Masters of Concentration in Israel Education. She served as the director of Jewish Life and Israel Engagement at Rutgers Hillel in New Jersey. She has extensive experience working as a formal and informal Jewish educator at summer camps, Hebrew schools, and Jewish communities across America. Currently, Liel is studying to become a licensed tour guide in Israel.