Rishi is a sophomore at MIT majoring in computer science and brain and cognitive sciences and a member of the Army ROTC program at MIT. His initial interest in doing a hands-on internship in Israel was anchored in interest in national security, international relations and cyber warfare. Rishi did a three-month internship at Safe-T in Tel Aviv as part of the MISTI MIT-Israel program. While living and working in Tel Aviv, he learned about the unique Israeli entrepreneurial mindset and expanded his views on region and its flourishing STEM sectors while expanding his technical experience.

David Dolev is assistant director of MISTI and managing director of MISTI’s programs in the Middle East.

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