Carmel is an Israeli-Californian hybrid who made Aliyah (again) in 2009. She received a BA in Communications and an MA in Diplomacy and Conflict Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. In between her degrees (and to her Israeli parents’ delight) she served in Foreign Affairs of the Israeli Air Force. But no, she still can’t shoot a gun. Carmel also happens to be a certified Pilates instructor and a fitness addict who promises to kick your butt. In her spare time she loves talking about politics and technology and re-reading the Harry Potter books. In fact, she is still anxiously awaiting her letter from Hogwarts… Any day now! Oh, and she also has a weird dog named Jackson. She can and will show you pictures.