Omer was born and raised in Israel. During her military service, Omer graduated from the prestigious Israeli Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree from Haifa University. She was the first woman to serve aboard a Sa’ar 5 Class Corvette, creating the opportunity for women to serve aboard this type of vessel. Omer has a Research-Master’s degree in Policy and Management in Education from Tel Aviv University and has written pioneering research about Educational Networks in Israel. Before moving to the U.S, she managed a non-profit sailing association and received her Teaching Certificate. Omer is excited to work with The iCenter as Chicago’s Shinshinim hub coordinator, bringing young Israeli volunteers to North America to teach and enrich Jewish communities.
What are you happiest doing outside of work?
The sea is my passion. When I was 10, I started sailing with my father on a little sailing boat in the Tel Aviv Marina and fell in love with the sea. Since then, I have enjoyed every water activity such as sailing, windsurfing, wave surfing, diving, and just relaxing on the fantastic beaches of Israel.