Lipaz Ela is a Jewish Agency Israel Fellow for Hillel at UCLA. Originally from Jerusalem, she served as an Adjutant Officer in the IDF Air Force for the past seven years. While a soldier, she was a member of the IDF spokesman delegation to the Jewish Federations. She completed her BA in Political Science at Bar Ilan University. Her passion for writing started at her current job at UCLA while facing the challenges of being a Jewish Zionist outside of Israel.