Ari Mittleman works at the nexus of politics, policymaking and the press in Washington, DC. Proficient in both modern and biblical Hebrew, he has formally studied the language and traditional Jewish texts since kindergarten and travels regularly to Israel. In total, he has visited over 40 countries and has worked with heads of state, celebrities and global business leaders. As a native Pennsylvanian deeply involved in the pro-Israel community, the tragedy in Pittsburgh deeply affected him. A new father, Ari lives in Pikesville, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.