Rebekah K.

Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Cohasset, MA

Major: Applied Mathematics

Secondary Major: History

Minor: Chemistry

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

My University Writing Seminar (UWS) class from my first semester at Brandeis was a great introduction to university level writing and research, but more importantly it was a way to connect with other new students who were just as lost as I was!! Even after UWS ended, I kept in touch with my friends from that class, and we still talk now, even from opposite coasts of the U.S.

My favorite activity outside of class is...

having dinner with my friends after chemistry recitation. We get a chance to just hang out and catch up after a long day of class.

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

My favorite Brandeis class so far has been the Honors General Chemistry sequence with Professor Rebecca Gieseking (semester 1) and Professor Klaus Schmidt-Rohr (semester 2), and the accompanying lab with Professor Milos Dolnik. Professor Gieseking taught us the beginnings of quantum chemistry from first principles. Professor Schmidt-Rohr challenges us to question what's presented in textbooks and articles. Professor Dolnik performs experiments called "magic chemistry," that can be explained with science, although they seem like magic. All of these professors have taught me to arrive at scientific conclusions myself and think critically about accepted scholarship.

My favorite place on campus, in Waltham or in Boston is...

underneath the overhang of the Lown Center for Judaica Studies (where my Reformation Europe history class met last semester, and my Colonialism, Slavery, and Freedom class met earlier this semester) there is a table and chair set, and it's always really calm there.

I'm passionate about...

Beach days Rowing Cooking with family and friends Reading

I'm involved with...

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Fellow Brandeis Food Pantry Admissions Ambassador
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