B'Tselem USA

Staff Bios

Chelsey Berlin, Associate Director of B’Tselem USA: Chelsey joined B’Tselem in July 2012. Before joining B’Tselem USA, Chelsey lived in Tel Aviv as the recipient of the Dorot Fellowship in Israel. The fellowship, entailing independent study and community work, allowed Chelsey to engage directly with Jewish-Israeli society and examine its contemporary reality and challenges. Preceding Dorot, Chelsey worked for three years in Nablus at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, an American non-profit organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East. Her role in Nablus was diverse with involvement in many aspects of the organization’s operations, including program development and management, communications, and monitoring and evaluation. Chelsey has expressed her commitment to the Middle East through Arabic and Hebrew language study, participation in Seeds of Peace International Camp, yearlong study at the American University in Cairo and extensive travel throughout the region. A native of Maine, Chelsey holds a BA in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University.