Moshav Merhavia, Israel
Tal Sarig, from Moshav Merhavia, Israel, is pursuing an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a master's in environment and resources at Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Israeli Naval Academy and Haifa University. Tal aspires to become a venture capital investor in AgTech solutions to food security, sustainable water management, and climate change. Tal served in the Israeli Navy as an instructor in the Naval Academy, in various operational roles and as COO of one of the navy’s largest units. During his time as COO he successfully maintained his unit’s operational readiness throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while leading a series of unprecedented operations, for which the unit received several medals and awards. Tal is an avid music collector, a professional DJ, and a managing partner in his family’s estate winery.