Born in Tel Aviv, Amir grew up outside Seattle since the age of 6. After finishing high school, he studied at Ben Gurion University for a semester before attending Brandeis University where he received a B.A. in International Global Studies with a focus on the Global Environment.
Amir’s next stop was Washington D.C. where he spent two years working at an energy law firm, but soon realized that law school was not in his plans. Instead, Amir pursued a dual-master’s degree at Indiana University in Environmental Science and Public Affairs concentrating on water resources management.
Deciding to return to his roots, Amir participated in the Career Israel February 2013 program and afterwards moved to Israel to work for the same company he interned for while on the Career Israel program, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN). SWAN is a worldwide industry forum looking to promote the effective use of smart water networks. As a Research Analyst for the SWAN Architecture Workgroup, Amir seeks to enable water utilities to understand the best way to distribute water and how available solutions map against their challenge areas.
He also works for an Israeli water-tech start-up named, TaKaDu, which monitors water networks around the globe using cloud-based technology and state-of-the-art algorithms to detect, alert and provide real-time insight on various network inefficiencies. TaKaDu was Amir’s second internship during his time on Career Israel.