Vida Velasco was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the States when she was a toddler. She has lived in many cities; most recently in Detroit where she was appointed the Michigan Associate Director after five years launching and building the StandWithUs high school internship in the Midwest. Vida left her career as a successful real estate broker in Manhattan to educate and inspire the next generation about Israel. She is committed to recapturing the true meaning of Zionism. Vida just moved back to Chicago to pursue innovative projects that support Israel.