began her career as a policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Defense, fighting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East and staffing the U.S.-Israel Joint Political Military Group.
She later directed the Middle East Regional Security program of Search for Common Ground. After moving to Israel, she worked for civil-society organizations promoting regional peace and a shared society for Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel. She teaches at the Machon L’Madrichim (Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad) in Israel has designed, facilitated, or participated in more than a dozen conflict-resolution initiatives.
Gayle received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She lives in Jerusalem with her family.