Talia Spear is the Managing Director of Passages International. Born and raised in Chicago, Talia grew up in a family who practiced and celebrated Jewish values, culture, and education. In 2013, she made Aliyah (moved to Israel) and worked for five and a half years in logistics and operations for tourism in Israel. Working with both Jewish and Christian tours, she started learning more about the American Christian community and the connection between Christians and Israel. Fueled by a passion for youth empowerment and a love for Israel, she began working with Passages to develop and execute transformational experiences in Israel for college students. Talia lives in Tel Aviv and enjoys visiting the Mediterranean beach at least once a week.