Brittany Lenhart was born a Buckeye in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up a Hoosier in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She grew up in the Reform movement and attended the Union for Reform Judaism’s Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) for fifteen years as a camper, counselor, and unit head. This is where her passion for programming and working with Jewish youth began.
Brittany studied human rights and social movements at Indiana University, then began her career working for educational nonprofits in Chicago, Illinois, and Asheville, North Carolina. Brittany became a Taglit Fellow in 2014 and has lead five Birthright trips through Israel Free Spirit and Israel Outdoors. Most recently, as of July 2016, she completed her Masters in International Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Brittany is excited to call Oregon home and join the Hillel team. In her free time she enjoys hiking and reading, and taking her dog, Ava, to the dog park. Stop by the Hillel house and meet Brittany anytime you're nearby! She is looking forward to meeting you.