Rabbi David Pardo is the Director of Birthright Follow Up at the Orthodox Union, servicing thousands of Birthright alumni across the country every year. He was previously the co-director of OU-JLIC at Brandeis University, and prior to that the Director of Education at The House in Toronto. He has worked with Jews in the 18-32 age demographic from every background in three countries for over a decade. After getting his BA from UCLA and pursuing a career in finance, he left Merrill Lynch in 2007 to work for the community. He has rabbinic ordination from RIETS and an MBA from Brandeis University, with specific interest in social impact, strategic management, and big data, all of which is reflected in his current work. A Los Angeles native, he lives with his wife and three daughters in New Jersey, where he is a local shul rabbi.