Associate Director of Cohort Learning
Hensch brings their background in advancing Jewish life to be more equitable for all to their work as Keshet’s Associate Director of Cohort Learning.
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Hensch worked as a Tzedek Social Justice Fellow at the Asheville Jewish Community Center(JCC) where they were able to work with Keshet on a number of initiatives including the first-ever transgender/gender expansive locker room policies adopted by a JCC. After their time in North Carolina, they relocated back to Ohio to work at the Ohio State University as their Innovation Fellow. Most recently, Hensch worked for Hillel International as their Manager for Engagement and Wellness where they managed and facilitated numerous cohorts for Hillel International professional and college students that focused on disability inclusion, mental health, and LGBTQ+ inclusion.
While working at Hillel they designed Hillel’s International’s first-ever immersive abroad opportunity specifically for LGBTQ+ college students and helped bring mental health training to hundreds of international college campus professionals. Hensch has also been fortunate to be a mentor for Hillel International’s early professional’s network, the Springboard Fellowship and at RespectAbility, a disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities.
Hensch currently lives in Washington, DC(#dcstatehood) where they spend their time exploring the green spaces in the city, taking care of their house plants, and reading graphic novels.