Rivka Ravitz is a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI). Married and the mother to 12 children, she belongs to the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel (Haredi). Ms. Ravitz served as chief-of-staff to the 10th president of the State of Israel, Mr. Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin. In that role, she was responsible for projects in various population sectors, particularly minority populations and coordinated with prime ministers, government ministers and their bureaus, local authorities, companies, and organizations. She studied business administration and computer science at the Open University of Israel, where she received her MBA in Information Systems. She is working on a doctorate in public policy at the University of Haifa and teaches computer science/operating systems/Linux, in Technical Colleges in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak.