Mendel joins J Street after spending the last year working in local New York City politics. As a member of the field teams for both Julie Menin and David Menegon’s campaigns, Mendel worked to educate voters and encourage voter turnout. Mendel graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Political Science and Finance, where he was extremely involved in the Student Government and the Jewish community at large. A New Jersey native, he currently resides in Manhattan.