I learned early on at Davis about values like Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah, and I think that whether you are Jewish or not, everyone should make an effort to take care of the world and improve the lives of those less fortunate. I’ve dedicated my career to these values, whose seeds were planted in my mind as a student at Davis.
Throughout their years at The Davis Academy, students are exposed to a variety of responsibilities and opportunities, which introduce them to the concept of individual and communal leadership. Responsibilities and opportunities grow with every grade and by the time they graduate middle school, they have been nurtured and uniquely prepared to choose their ideal next steps. When they live by The Davis Academy values of respect, community, spirit, wisdom and righteousness every day, they carry those with them as they study abroad, travel the world, immerse themselves in new schools, start their own businesses, pursue their careers and become leaders in their communities.
The Davis Academy was a springboard for my future in so many ways… not just by giving me the first taste of my career path, but also by arming me with confidence, empathy and endless curiosity to learn.
My Davis education definitely pushed me towards a career in nursing. From a young age, I was taught that caring for others and repairing the world is a core value of Judaism. I always enjoyed my science classes at Davis, and I think that allowed me to envision how I could translate success in the classroom to a career in STEM.
I have always valued my education at The Davis Academy. Honestly, I don’t believe I would have become a physician without the incredible teachers and nurturing environment I was able to experience in my early education.