Aidan Jelinek

J Street U Regional Coordinator, West Coast

Aidan comes to J Street after moving from Melbourne Australia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in arts majoring in International Relations and Religious studies (the fun stuff) as well as a master’s degree in International Relations with a thesis focused on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Aidan spent his gap year in between high school and college living on a kibbutz in Israel and has been deeply invested in the region ever since. Aidan joins us after completing his master’s in 2021 and after interning with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia. When he’s not busy talking politics and calling unsuspecting American’s mates, you’ll find him watching/playing sport (missing Aussie rules footy and cricket), going to gigs, and planning travel.