Staci Akselrod is the operations and audience development manager at Tikkun. Before starting at Tikkun, Staci received her MA in Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Before moving to California, she was working with and involved various Jewish social justice communities in Chicago, where she worked as both an AVODAH corps member and a fellow for the Institute for the Next Jewish Future. She received her BA from Hampshire College, where she studied Jewish Studies and Theatre, focusing her studies on queer themes in Yiddish performance. In her spare time, she is a referee with Bay Area Derby.