Director of Mensch Academy
Aviva is a naturalist and educator from Skokie. She grew up in the Reconstructionist movement and has spent much of her adult life teaching middle schoolers in the woods and on farms. After graduating from UW Madison she moved to Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center where she worked as a Teva educator, continuing her work at the intersection of Jewish and environmental education. After bopping around Boston and rural Alabama for a while, she settled back in Chicago where she spends her free time studying with SVARA, biking, in local activism, and talking about her cat.