Nomi Teutsch grew up in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. A 23-year old progressive Jewish activist, she attended Akiba Hebrew Academy before going on to major in Philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She has worked with a number of non-profit organisations including the Center for Constitutional Rights, Encounter, J Street and Shining Hope for Communities. As a volunteer, she has worked with incarcerated women in Connecticut as well as led campus activism around issues of violence against women. Fluent in Hebrew, Nomi loves to travel, to discuss ideas, to make music and to hear other peoples’ stories. She is thrilled to be a 2011-2012 Faiths Act Fellow.