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Rachel Ben Efraim is an M.Sc. Environmental Engineer and Researcher studying at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Studies, a branch of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Rachel’s work on the desalination of water is incredibly impactful, as it has the potential to provide clean, drinkable water to communities that may otherwise struggle to access it. In addition, her mentorship of younger generations is important for promoting diversity and inclusion in the fields of engineering and research.

By achieving her Ph.D. and working as an engineer despite coming from the Bukahrian community, where this is rare, Rachel is also breaking barriers and serving as an inspiration to others. Overall, Rachel’s work is not only significant for her community and Israel’s society but has global implications for improving access to clean water and promoting diversity in STEM fields.

She thanks ISEF for not only assisting her financially but for helping her influence and have a positive effect on the future of Israel.