Tomer Elias was born in Jerusalem and raised in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel. As the son of an Israeli Kibbutznik and a New Yorker, he was destined to be confident in his Zionism and have the desire to support others in feeling the same way. After serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Tomer came to the United States in search of the American dream. He started his journey in California and then continued at The Ohio State University (OSU). Studying economics, Tomer spent his time outside the classroom in the Ohio State Hillel, including working to defeat two anti-Israel BDS campaigns during his time as a student. While on campus, Tomer was introduced to Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) while serving as the ICC Fellow representing OSU. Upon graduating, he joined the ICC staff as the Northeast Regional Director and held several other roles before becoming the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).