I hold an LL.B. (law and international relations) from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a J.S.M from Stanford Law School. During my legal education I have served as a research and teaching assistant and a member of the editorial board of the Law Review of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I began my legal career at the Public defender’s office in Israel and later clerked for Justice H. Melcer at the Israeli Supreme Court. I have studied the influence of ethnicity on the way rape cases are ajudicated by the Israeli Criminal Justice system. My research interests are institutional norms and responses to violence against women, and specifically how race and poverty influence those responses.