Ariel Stein is a research specialist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. Originally from Baltimore, he received a BA summa cum laude in Psychology and Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. During college he served on several committees at Hillel and was an editor for the Jewish literary journal Kedma. After college he worked as a project coordinator at the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University and also taught a high school psychology course. At CMJS he works on projects related to Israel Studies, Jewish education, community, and identity.