Graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 2012 and attended Lake Michigan College. He earned his Associates in General Studies (Energy Production concentration in Spring 2014). Israel initially didn’t plan to attend college. He thought it was impossible due to his legal status. With the Promise support, he decided would attend college and major in a field that wouldn’t require much time, but pay well. After graduation, Israel interned with Cook Nuclear Energy Plant. The role helped Israel appreciate that he can do more and he plans to do just that. Israel earned an Associate’s in Applied Science in August 2015 with Honors! He has goals of pursuing his PhD one day.