Bara Slafkes Levitt was born in New Jersey, and recently graduated from the Joint Program between Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary with degrees in Sociology and Jewish Women’s Studies. While in school, Bara interned with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), as well as with Faith House Manhattan. Her main responsibility at NYCCAH was to engage faith based campus groups in anti-hunger activism. In her work at Faith House Manhattan, Bara organized monthly volunteer opportunities and helped to facilitate the organizations twice monthly interfaith experiential events. Currently, Bara is a member of Teach for America. She teaches fourth grade math and social studies at a small, African themed public charter school in Newark, NJ.