Miriam Schwartz is a second year student at Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program for Advanced Talmudic Studies (GPATS), where she is a candidate for an MA in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation. She currently lives in Bergenfield, NJ, with her husband and their son. Miriam grew up in Great Neck, New York. After completing Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central), she spent a year studying at Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion before attending Stern College for Women, where she was a fellow of the Legacy Heritage Jewish Educators Project and earned her BA In Jewish Education with concentrations in Bible and Jewish Philosophy. She holds an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University’s Azrieli School of Jewish Education and Administration and is certified as a kallah teacher by Nishmat’s Miriam Glaubach Kallah Teacher Training Program. Miriam has taught Judaic Studies at the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, and at the Ida Crown Jewish Academy in Chicago, where she was also the co-Director of Student Activities. She then served as co-Director of the OU-JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) at the University of Maryland and then at the University of Pennsylvania along with her husband, where they worked together to create a vibrant community of Torah learning and a home away from home for their students. In addition to studying at GPATS, Miriam teaches kallahs who are in the process of preparing for their weddings and gives a weekly virtual Gemara shiur through the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago. She looks forward to continuing to learn high level Torah and build an inspired community with learners of all ages!