Rabbi Oren Hayon grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received a degree in English from Rice University. Following his graduation from Rice, Rabbi Hayon worked briefly for a small management-consulting firm in Houston before beginning rabbinical school. After ordination, Rabbi Hayon served Temple Emanu-El in Dallas for seven years before relocating to Seattle. He presently works as the Greenstein Family Executive Director and rabbi at the Hillel at the University of Washington, providing the full range of executive, religious, education, programmatic, and pastoral functions for over 2600 constituents. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the CCAR and was recently nominated to serve as its Vice President for Member Services. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, listening to music, experimenting with technology and exploring the outdoors with his wife Julie, their two daughters, and his faithful old dog Zeke.