ABOUT YEHUDIS GOTTESFELD

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CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Yehudis is a chemical engineer conducting research, specializing in energy and rare earth elements, at Columbia University. She has worked as a chemical engineer for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection after graduating from The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering and a double minor in Math and Public Policy and International Affairs. Yehudis began her post-secondary education at Rockland Community College.

NEW YORK NATIVE

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockland County, Yehudis grew up as one of six children. From an early age she was taught the value of education and hard work by her mother, a physical therapist, and her father, an actuary.

PATRIOT

Yehudis is a 4th generation American, with all her great-grandparents born in The United States of America. Yehudis understands American values and the importance of freedom and democracy.

COMMUNITY LEADER

From a young age, Yehudis has been volunteering for non-profits, serving the mentally and physically disabled and organizing weekend retreats for a local university. Yehudis is on the board of a charity, a professional development group, and has been involved in federal and local policy writing.

 

LOYAL ADVOCATE

Yehudis has been an advocate for lower healthcare costs and improved healthcare access.  She saw firsthand the value of quality healthcare as her younger brother was born with a heart defect, which required multiple surgeries and a heart transplant.  He later passed away from cancer at the age of seventeen.  Recently, both of her grandfathers passed away from COVID-19.  The fight for better healthcare is personal as Yehudis has been a voice for those who unable to speak up.

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Yehudis is a chemical engineer, specialized in energy and rare earth elements research. Prior to her time working towards her PhD at Columbia University, she had worked as a chemical engineer for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Yehudis began her post-secondary education at Rockland Community College, and then graduated from The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, a concentration in Nuclear Engineering, and a double minor in Math and Public Policy and International Affairs.

NEW YORK NATIVE

Born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockland County, Yehudis grew up as one of six children. From an early age she was taught the value of education and hard work by her mother, a physical therapist, and her father, an actuary.

PATRIOT

Yehudis is a 4th generation American, with all her great-grandparents born in The United States of America. Yehudis understands American values and the importance of freedom and democracy.

COMMUNITY LEADER

From a young age, Yehudis has been volunteering for non-profits, serving the mentally and physically disabled and organizing weekend retreats for a local university. Yehudis is on the board of a charity, a professional development group, and has been involved in federal and local policy writing.

 

LOYAL ADVOCATE

Yehudis has been an advocate for lower healthcare costs and improved healthcare access.  She saw firsthand the value of quality healthcare as her younger brother was born with a heart defect, which required multiple surgeries and a heart transplant.  He later passed away from cancer at the age of seventeen.  Recently, both of her grandfathers passed away from COVID-19.  The fight for better healthcare is personal as Yehudis has been a voice for those who unable to speak up.

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