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CHANGE: Ms. Jalali, left, is mom of Eitan Jalali ‘22. Ms. Linn, right, was born in Taiwan.

New assistants come from far and (very) near

Saying she looks forward to learning more about Judaism, Ms. Rachel Lin has joined the Shalhevet staff as a Communications and Operations Associate, replacing Ms. Ariel Light who moved to Israel over the summer. 

Born in Taiwan, Ms. Linn moved to Los Angeles when she was five years old and at Shalhevet will be working on projects such as the Glouberman Basketball Tournament scheduled for Nov. 2-5.  

She said she’d enjoyed getting to know students and faculty so far.

“I feel like everyone is a walking encyclopedia or dictionary of sort where you can learn something from,” Ms. Lin said. 

“I’m fascinated by kids overall because they have an unfiltered sense of who they are,” she said, “and even though they’re younger than you, I think you could still learn a lot from, from their perspective.”

In her free time she loves traveling, hiking, and sports including scuba diving, snowboarding, jogging, rollerblading and swimming. 


Also new this year in the administrative suite is Mrs. Molly Jalali, who was co-president of Shalhevet’s Parent-Teacher Association last year and the year before.

Her role at Shalhevet is Admissions and Development Associate.

Mrs. Jalali has been part of the Shalhevet family for years, first as mother of Eitan Jalali ‘22. She said she considers Shalhevet her second home. 

“I don’t know what they put in the air here, but they make everyone feel so connected,” Mrs. Jalali said in an interview Aug. 31. 

She said Shalhevet’s faculty has special roles in students’ lives. 

“The teachers become mentors,” said Mrs. Jalali. “They guide their whole being, not just academically. They educate their kids today, but it’s like they’re also educating their own children. “ 

She said when Eitan graduated, she didn’t want to leave.

“Everyone usually hates high school,” she said.  but the kids at Shalhevet usually look back and reminisce about their times here.”

Mrs. Jalali was born in Israel, then moved to New York and soon after moved to Los Angeles. 

Co-Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Gamson contributed to this story.

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