Office of Undergraduate Admissions
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, CA 90077
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Born in Sweden and raised in Germany, Yosef moved to the US in 2003 as a co-founder of a high tech start up. He is a seasoned entrepreneur with a proven track record in improving operational efficiency, enrollment management, business development and marketing.
Yosef started his position as Director of Admissions in March of 2013. He earned his Bachelor Degree from the LDT Nagold, one of Europe’s leading academies for fashion management. Yosef’s professional background spans over 20 years and extends from retail management to high-volume licensing of intellectual property in the digital media market.
In 2008, he converted to Judaism and embraces all the seasonal rites and rituals. Yosef lives with his wife Aviva on the AJU campus in Bel Air where she is enrolled in the Ziegler School rabbinic ordination program. Yosef practices martial arts, is passionate about wellness, and he likes to explore the cultural riches of the world and spend time with friends and family. He enjoys getting to know our students and families well during the admissions process and invests his free time in mentoring students to discover their potential and how they can contribute their gifts and talents to their communities.
- Phone // 310.440.1241
- Fax // 310.471.3657
- Email // email@example.com
MJ began working as an Admissions Counselor at AJU College in August 2013. Prior to that she was the Program Assistant at the US Dream Academy Los Angeles through Notre Dame AmeriCorps where she was heavily involved in recruitment and designing program leadership opportunities. She has experience in Student Services from UC Irvine Extension where she worked while she was receiving her BA in Cognitive Science Psychology and a minor in Sociology from UC Irvine. In 2011, she received her master’s in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University with an emphasis in education. MJ has first-hand knowledge of the benefits of a smaller university and is excited to share that with prospective AJU College students. She enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and watching basketball, especially the Los Angeles Clippers.
Mackenzie graduated from Indiana University in ’12 with a BS in Government and Nonprofit Management. Post-graduation she worked for City Hall in Beverly Hills in the Department of Emergency Management. Reflecting on possible career choices, her time as a student ambassador in college came to mind. She remembered how much she loved helping students figure out what the next step in their lives might be, so she decided admissions was the place for her! She has been working at AJU College since September ’13 and is excited to be a part of the team! She enjoys reading, binge watching shows on Netflix, and throwing a Frisbee. (Be warned, she’s really good!)