Sometimes, the most important people don't really care what you've done in the past. They're most interested in what's here and now. For Seth, that was certainly the case.
It took me a few minutes to figure out what B7 stands for when I first encountered the initials in an email. A plane model? A name of a drone? An army unit? What it definitely did not sound like is a place in the desert. Yet, after three weeks of working in Beer Sheva, the term B7 seems to aptly fit the locale. B7 is home to the Gav-Yam Negev park, the modern epitome of David Ben-Gurion’s vision of making the desert flourish. “It is in the Negev that the creativity and pioneer vigor of Israel will be tested, and this will be a crucial test. Israel’s capacity for science and research will be tested in the Negev … and this effort will determine the fate of the State of Israel and the standing of our people in the history of mankind,” he declared. And, indeed it has.
Name: Ilan Nathanson
Graduating Year: 2017
Major (+Minor): Economics (+Politics, Business Studies)
Internship Company: GreenSoil Investments
Internship Role: Venture Capital Analyst
Awesome Experience: This Fellowship has been an amazing way to experience Israel through the internship and beyond...