Born in Israel, Yael moved to Manhattan in 1994 and to Williamsburg in 2011. She has a BA in theater from Tel Aviv University and an MA and PhD in Performance Studies from the NYU Tisch School of Arts. In between, she studied at the Restaurant School in Philadelphia for a year but decided she is too lazy to become a chef. Yael taught as an adjunct professor at NYU's Nutrition and Food Studies Department courses on food and culture and food and art (1999-2015) and published articles on these subjects in magazines such as Gastronomica. Her book, Falafel Nation, was published in 2015. Yael is the founder and director of the non-profit Umami Food and Art festival (2008-2015). She joined Kinetic Art, a recipe-app startup as VP of Content and Partnerships in 2011 and is currently Director of Business Development at Splacer. She's also the mother of Maya and Leann, who amaze and inspire her daily.
STREETSTYLE DETAILS: Trench, Anthropologie ; Jeans, 7 For All Mankind ; Bag, Sticks And Stones ; Shoes, Rag & Bone
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