Aliza Mazor is the Chief Field-Building Officer for UpStart. UpStart partners with trail-blazing leaders to create a more just, vibrant and inclusive Jewish community. As Chief Field-Building Office, Aliza supports an alumni network of over 100 organizations, helps to craft Collaboratory, an annual gathering of Jewish game-changers, and serves on the Leadership Team. Prior to joining UpStart, Aliza was the Executive Director of Bikkurim: Advancing New Jewish Ideas. In parallel to her service at Bikkurim, Aliza has worked as an independent consultant to non-profits and philanthropies in many fields including social entrepreneurship, human rights, international development, community development, anti-poverty work, women’s rights, and the intersection between documentary film and social activism. Aliza has developed curricula in non-profit management and consults on strategy, fundraising, and board development, executive transitions and management. Aliza has also served as associate director of an international public foundation, director of development for a regional management assistance organization, and director of training for a national social justice organization.
A Chicago native, Aliza, spent fifteen years living and working in Israel and holds an MSW in Social Welfare Planning from the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently lives in New York City.