Talia Graff works as Associate Director of Public Programs at Hadar. Talia, born and raised in Los Angeles and a graduate of Jewish day schools in that community, has lived in New York City since 2015. After completing a B.A. at Brandeis University with majors in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and Politics, Talia remained at Brandeis, working on events and editing publications at the Tauber Center for the Study of European Jewry, while earning a Masters degree in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies. She returned to Los Angeles to study at UCLA, earning a Masters degree in History and serving as a teaching assistant and editor of academic publications. Prior to joining the staff of Mechon Hadar, Talia worked as a senior editorial assistant and author liaison for the Routledge division of Taylor & Francis Publishing, and enjoyed the opportunity — outside work hours — of participating in several short-term Mechon Hadar study programs.