Saphir Shemesh, Metro Chicago
Saphir Shemesh is the Senior Jewish Life Associate at DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University. She grew up in Tampa, Florida and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a BA in Sociology and Human Health in 2016. She was also involved in Greek life, the rowing team, and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria for a semester. After graduating from college, she moved to Chicago where she worked for a student travel company for two years. Saphir lives in Wicker Park and can often be found checking out the food scene, exploring theatre in the city, planning upcoming trips with family and friends, obsessing over her cats, or watching The Ellen Show.