Gal Komem is an M.A. student at the Jackson Institute from Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a graduate of the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to his studies, Gal served as an education volunteer in Project Ten for International Development in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he taught English in rural communities. Most recently, Gal worked at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office in the department of Regulation Policy. There he worked on the implementation of the Regulation Impact Assessment methodology across the Israeli government. Meanwhile, Gal served as an executive board member of Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, an NGO based in Jerusalem that serves as the local LGBTQ* center. While at Yale, Gal will focus on social policy, government reform and international development.