b'HANNAH RENDELL Hannah Rendell, originally from Bournemouth, England, is the Executive Director-Strategic Development of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. Hannah has over two decades of experience in the non-profit sector and fine arts industry. During the last four years at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Hannah has focused her attention on art and culture as a method of increasing community engagement in botany and elevating the visitor experience. Hannah co-initiated Seeing the Invisible, an augmented reality contemporary art exhibition which was displayed in 18 botanical gardens across 8 countries and attracted over 1.7 million visitors worldwide. Most recently, Hannah has secured funding to build a contemporary art gallery in the middle of the gardens. Previously, in her role as Deputy CEO for The Jerusalem International YMCA, Hannah built international partnerships, and with the National Basketball Association (NBA) she launched the NBA Junior League Project in Jerusalem and helped open the largest underground sports center in Israel. Upon Hannah making Aliyah in 2006, she founded Break On, a forum for immigrant artists seeking opportunities to exhibit their art. Their first exhibition, Man in the Desert, brought over 10,000 people to a dilapidated building, purposely redesigned to host the exhibit, in Tel Aviv. Hannah also founded The Beer Sheva Art Experience, an art tourist company that welcomed thousands of young adults to the southern city of Beer Sheva, through which they learned the fundamentals of photography and about the rich history of the city via a camera lens. Israel is a dynamic little country of powerful voices, but also opportunities and ideas; if you can navigate through the noise and believe in your concept, then for sure you can find an audience to support and raise you.As a past Board Member of the organization, Studio of Her Own, Hannah has focused on empowering women artists from different religious backgrounds in Jerusalem. Hannah has a Post Graduate Certification in Art Education from Goldsmiths College, London, and a B.A. in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Manchester Metropolitan University.'