Ted Oded Avraham was born in Israel, served in IDF, and is the recipient of two NASA awards for his community work. He has collaborated with Israeli ministries, non-profits and schools, piloting various components of JeSSI. Oded is the founder and leader of the IAC-DC’s Lada’at program, and is a public speaker on matters of Science and Community. Ted has a BA in Geography and Mandarin Chinese from the university of Western Australia, and a MA in Science Education (Technology and Learning thesis track) from the Tel Aviv University. Ted lives Rockville, MD, hold teaching positions, and has two children who receive wholesome Jewish education.