Rona Lalezary and her husband Arash have been Hillel parents for the past 6 years, with three children currently in the school, Eliana (entering 2nd grade), Gabriel (entering Kindergarten) and Rachel (entering Pre-Nursery). Rona has a deep passion for community involvement and creating an environment of kehilla. Her leadership philosophy is one of empowerment and inclusion, inspiring others to lead and find meaningful opportunities to make an impact.
Prior to having children, Rona received her MBA with a focus on finance and entrepreneurship from The UCLA Anderson School of Management. After business school Rona worked as an investment professional at JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs in their Private Wealth Management offices. Rona's undergraduate education was also at UCLA, with a degree in Mass Media Communications. Rona spent several years raising funds for international non-profits, predominantly The
Jewish Federation of LA.
Rona currently is an avid writer, has a parenting blog and contributes her pieces to several publications including the Jewish Journal. She and her family love to travel and spend many of their free hours over the weekends hiking the beautiful trails along Southern California.