My name is Rachel, I'm from Syracuse, NY (Middle Eastern Studies major at Binghamton University), and am spending the year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I was raised and continue to identify with the Reform movement, with a level of practice that puts me on the right-end of Reform.
The month that I've been in Israel so far has been spent largely with very traditional (non-egal) Jews. And while I have been on some wonderful Shabbatot, and been able to do some really great learning, I never feel that I am able to be completely fulfilled as a Jew when I am not counted as a full member of the community.
So that's me. I don't know what direction my participation in this community will take, but I'm glad it's around :-)