Title: Director of Student Life
Phone: (212) 854-2215
Navah Kogen has served the Columbia/Barnard Jewish community as Director of Student Life since 2017. Originally from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Navah is a proud alumna of the Double Degree program between Barnard and JTS. She loves all things camp, and spent several summers as a camper and decade on staff at Camp Ramah Darom. A dual American/Israeli citizen, Navah spends as much time as possible in Israel, and both participated in the Nativ gap year program prior to college, and studied at Midreshet Bruria after. Before returning to NYC to earn her masters degree in Experiential Jewish Education, Navah served as Program Director at the University of Florida Hillel. She has also worked with the alumni community of the Bronfman Fellowship, directed experiential education at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, New Jersey, and is an alumna of the Ruskay Fellowship of UJA-Federation of New York.
In her spare time, Navah enjoys hiking, yoga, and far too many podcasts – send her your recommendations! – and is a big fan of both coffee and accidental naps. She is an ardent recycler and semi-professional challah baker, and is always happy to help anyone on campus with either of those tasks. She feels equally passionate about green juice and vanilla milkshakes. Life is about balance, after all.