Brian Albert comes to EMET after two and a half years on Capitol Hill, where he worked for Congressman Ron DeSantis (FL-6) on such issues as Middle East policy, Homeland Security, Education, and Energy. Before working in Congress, Brian was the Associate Director for Campus Programming at the Zionist Organization of America. Brian made aliyah in 2006 and lived in Israel for six years. He graduated magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University with a masters degree in Middle East History, focusing on Islamic law and Salafism. An IDF veteran, Brian served in the Golani Infantry Brigade and participated in Operation Cast Lead, the IDF’s ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in 2009.