My name is Aaron Wildavsky, and I’m a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying political science and history. I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where I graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. When I’m not enjoying the great outdoors, inspiring underprivileged children to succeed, or learning Torah, I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. I hope to attend yeshiva in Israel next year, where I dream of perfecting the work-in-progress that is my cholent recipe.
Miranda Kalish is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis studying psychological and brain sciences, design, and children’s studies. She’s from New York City (yes, the city) and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. Her hobbies include lint rolling, vacuuming, cooking, and Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips. She doesn’t know what she wants to do next year, so don’t ask her. But she will definitely not be perfecting a cholent recipe, considering she’s still not really sure what’s in cholent. Also, she has her priorities straight.
Reuben Jesse Cohen is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, where he is studying literature. He grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland, but has strong ties to Montreal and Philadelphia as well. Reuben is currently engaged on a quest to write the next Great American Novel. While not busy with such scholarly pursuits, Reuben enjoys watching baseball and tasting foreign beers. Additionally, Reuben is an ordained priest as well as a Yiddish revivalist. Next year he hopes to be living a hipster city doing something.
Reuben’s Recipes: Pasta with meat and bean sauce
Rachel Multz is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is pre-med but also inexplicably studies history. Rachel grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, a hometown which she is extremely proud of. In her free time, Rachel bakes, participates in shady programs at the med school, and stalks her friends’ old photos on Facebook. Perhaps most importantly, Rachel is unmatched in her love for British TV, especially shows which feature tall and handsome Jewish actors who can sing.
Jon Galitzer is a senior at the University of Maryland, where he is studying something that requires him to post a lot on social media about real estate. He graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, where he set the school record for least distance run in a single varsity basketball game. In his free time, Jon enjoys the great outdoors, in particular hiking, fishing, or anything that gives him an excuse to wear a bucket hat. He is also involved with the student group Tamid, where he connects undergraduates to innovative Israeli start-ups while also looking good in suits.
Jon’s Recipes: El Desparado