Michelle Waldman Sarna
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service
Dr. Michelle Waldman Sarna is Director of Early Childhood at the Educational Alliance, a community of young families inspired by Jewish values for a diverse population in downtown Manhattan. Michelle was named one of 36-under-36 change-makers by the Jewish Week for her commitment to empowering Orthodox Jewish women to assume communal leadership. She earned her PhD from Fordham University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at NYU Law School. Michelle served as National Associate Director of Training and Professional Development for the OU's Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus and developed training for campus educators at 13 universities. She also served as the JLIC Co-Director at NYU and was honored by the Orthodox Union as an Educator of the Year in 2009. Michelle and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna are blessed with six children and reside in Manhattan.