Meet the 2023-2024 Leadership Fellows

The student leadership fellowship is open to students of all backgrounds to exercise leadership in our community in accordance with the wisdom, cultural riches, and values embodied in the Jewish tradition. This fellowship integrates service to the Colby, Waterville, and statewide community with rigorous Jewish learning and mentorship.

Levi Biery
Jewish Youth ConnectionTeen Fellow 

Levi is a sophomore from Los Angeles studying Economics. He is a hurdler on the Colby Track and Field team as well as a member of Hillel. Outside of school, he enjoys playing basketball, and spending quality time with friends and family; he loves listening to music. He is extremely excited to get involved with Maine’s Jewish community as a teen fellow this year.


Nida Fatima
Tzedakah/Zakat Fellow

Nida is a senior from Lahore, Pakistan, majoring in Economics with a concentration in Financial Markets and a minor in Data Science. This is her third year working with the Center as a Tzedakah/Zakat fellow. She’s had a great experience so far and is very excited to contribute again this year! 

Talia Fechter
Tzedakah/Zakat Fellow 

Talia is a sophomore from Bethesda, Maryland. She is studying Government, History, and Philosophy. She is on the board of Colby Hillel, works at the Colby Bookstore, and enjoys dancing and hiking around Maine in her free time. As a tzedakah-zakat fellow, bringing together the central Maine Jewish and Muslim communities through tzedakah and zakat is of great importance to her. She particularly enjoys organizing events to bring together friends in Colby Muslim Society and Colby Hillel. 

Rebecca Hoffman
Hebrew School Fellow

Becca is a freshman from Columbus, Ohio and plans to major in Philosophy and Biology. She hosts a weekly radio show on WMHB Waterville and loves hiking, rock climbing, and anything outdoors! The Waterville Jewish community has been so welcoming and has made her feel right at home since she arrived in Maine. She looks forward to getting more involved in Hillel and the greater Maine Jewish community! 


Caitlin Kincaid
Capital Area New Mainers Project Fellow

Caitlin is a senior from Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She double majors in Middle Eastern and Religious Studies. In addition to serving as the CANMP fellow, she serves on the board at the Oak Institute for Human Rights and is an avid member of Colby’s Woodsmen team.  In her free time she likes to paint, hike, and go on photography walks.

Martha Lieberman
Shabbaton Fellow/Mikveh Fellow

Martha is a senior from New York City majoring in Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to working for the Center, she serves on Colby Hillel’s student board and is a member of COOT(Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips) committee. In her free time, she loves to cook and hike. She is passionate about Jewish education and could not be more excited to serve the Jewish community of Maine through helping coordinate the Fall Shabbaton and as the Mikveh Education Fellow.

Natasha Rimalowski 
Hebrew School Fellow

Natasha is a junior from New York City studying Government. She is a member of the squash team and is also a sexual violence prevention leader. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and dogs. She’s greatly enjoyed attending Hillel events since her freshman year and is excited to engage more with the Jewish community in Waterville. 


Jessie Rose
Hebrew School Fellow

Jessie is a senior from Brooklyn, New York, studying Math and Jewish studies. She is one of the captains of the crew team and a tutor for the math department. She enjoys spending time at the Hume Center and attending math colloquium in the Davis Science Center. She is looking forward to getting to know the students at Beth Israel’s Hebrew School as well as improving her own Hebrew. 

Zaynab Tariq
Tzedakah/Zakat Fellow

Zaynab is a sophomore from Lahore, Pakistan majoring in Computer Science: AI and minoring in Economics. What excites her about her role at the Center is the opportunity to strengthen bonds between the Muslim and Jewish communities in Maine. She’s also interested in helping immigrant families settle into their lives in Waterville.

Capital Area New Mainers Project Fellow

Allie is a sophomore from the Bay Area of California. She is majoring in Global Studies. In addition to serving as one of the Tzedakah/Zakat fellows, she plays on the Club Women’s Lacrosse Team. In her free time she likes to run, surf, and find new restaurants in the area. She is excited to help create a new Colby program that connects students with refugee families in the greater Waterville area.