Sustainable Food Systems | Data Science for The Environment
As part of her MA in environmental studies, Tamar Meshulam researches the environmental implication of sharing economy and specifically food sharing using industrial economy and data science tools with focus on rebound effects. Tamar holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and general humanities from Tel Aviv university and before returning to school, had worked in the software industry as a developer and team leader for over 15 years. Tamar won both the PLATE Best Student Paper Award and 3rd place in ISIE best poster award during 2021. She receives a scholarship from TAU, and her work is partially supported by the ISF.
Environmental Public Policy | Sustainable Supply Chain
Inbar Blum is a graduate of the Technion in Haifa, Israel, where she has completed both an MBA in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management and a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering. She also holds a Master of Advanced Management from the Yale School of Management (SOM), where she focused on how to create innovation in government & corporate responsibility. Inbar manages in the Israel Innovation Authority the funding of startups that want to collaborate with governmental entities. She believes that the government plays a key role as a 'first mover' by providing financial support to innovative businesse.
Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain | Apparel Consumption Behavior
Rotem holds a bachelor's degree with honors in psychology, geography and German from Tel Aviv University. She is currently a Master student working towards her thesis on the environmental impact of eCommerce returns. During her studies she has been involved in the worlds of database management and digital marketing for the past seven years. Since 2020, Rotem writes a blog about fashion consumption and seeks to expose a wider Israeli audience to the sustainable fashion discourse. She has won scholarships from the School of Sustainability and Climate Change and the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management (as part of the Honor Students Program).
Consumer Behavior | Sustainable Supply Chain | eCcommerce
Shira Shabtai is a researcher studying the impact of the eCommerce industry on the environment. Shira is very passionate about combining these two areas of interest in her professional life. Shira holds a B.sc & M.sc in Environmental Economics and Management from the Hebrew University. She has a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Her vas experience includes Project management, Marketing, and optimization. Her creative skills helped businesses reach the right audiences at the right time with a relevant message across multiple channels.
Product Lifespan | Consumer Behavior | Game Theory Models
Nitzan received the BSc degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2020. She is a software developer at Civan Lasers. In 2020, Nitzan joined the Department of Business Administration at BGU, where she is now an MBA student.
Her research interests include product lifespan and consumer behavior, using data science and game theory models.
Social Movements | Housing Policy | Qualitative Methods
Sarah researches the sharing economy, bringing together her interests in urban social movements, housing, and individual level responses to changes in the global economy. She has a Ph.D in Urban Planning from the Technion, an M.Sc in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford, and a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore.