Dina has had a strong connection to Israel for over 30 years. As a foundation director and program consultant, she has had significant experience in the Jewish foundational world. Her work experience includes creating and directing the Dorot Fellowship in Israel for the Dorot Foundation, working on environmental issues in Israel with The Saul Z. and Amy S. Cohen Foundation, and developing support for Israeli Jewish identity-building at the Slifka Foundation.
Dina lived in Kiryat Gat working with Russian immigrants, studied Hebrew and Arabic at Hebrew University, and lived for two years in the Israeli Palestinian Muslim town of Tamra in the Western Galilee, building projects of cooperation between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel for the organization Interns for Peace.
Dina earned her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is also a classical flutist, and lives in NYC.