While Nina was in Israel, she seized the chance to meet with our students at Beit Danny in the Hatikva neighborhood of Tel Aviv. This year, ISEF has 53 Ph.D. and M.D. candidates studying at Israel’s universities—everything from bioengineering better seeds to establishing free legal clinics. These 53 future leaders come from immigrant backgrounds, Ethiopia to Ukraine, Morocco to Uzbekistan. Nearly all are from families where no one ever went to college, let alone got a Ph.D., and many are women! In this era of rising inequality, these 53 brilliant scholars kindle hope for a better future for Israel and the world.