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Rena Nasar First

Rena Nasar First serves as the Executive Director of the Emerson Fellowship and Campus Affairs at StandWithUs, where she directs the organization’s campus outreach, activity, and leadership programs on an international scale. Rena was featured on the NY Jewish Week’s “36 to Watch” list for 2022, which highlights innovators who are contributing to society in ways that draw upon their diverse Jewish identities and sensibilities.

As a Syrian Jew, Rena proudly represents her community wherever she goes. She is honored to be part of the Sephardic Leadership Institute, powered by JIMENA. Rena currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Jason.