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Yaniv grew up in the small community of Ariel, Israel, before moving to and completing high-school education in Or Yeuda, Ono Valley. In 2005, Yaniv joined the IDF Paratroopers as a combat soldier. He completed Commanders Course and was discharged as Staff Sergeant in 2008.
In 2009, he became an emissary of the Jewish Agency as a counselor at SLC Summer Camp in Cold Spring, New York. He later worked as a tour guide in Barcelona and Madrid.
Yaniv earned a B.A in Sustainability, Government and Diplomacy from the IDC Herzliya in Israel. During his studies, he served as Head of Foreign Relations Department of the IDC Student Union for two years, acted as Rotschild Student-Ambassador of the Rotschild Qaesarea Foundation for three years and launched the IDC Public Diplomacy Center during operation Protective Edge in 2014.
Yaniv enjoys rock climbing and volleyball, experimenting with his frying pan, writing, hiking and exploring new places.
About Morris J. Escoll: Morris J. Escoll (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1916) was a trailblazer of Jewish student life at Cornell. As one of a few Jews at Cornell in the early twentieth century, Mr. Escoll was a student leader and wrote a powerful, award-winning essay on the strength and vitality of the Jewish people. Cornell Hillel is honored to continue his legacy of commitment to the Jewish people and Israel through the work of the Morris J. Escoll ‘16 Israel Fellow.
Find out more about Morris J. Escoll and his family here.