Aaron P.

Student Interview Fellow and Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2021

Hometown: Holden, MA

Major: Environmental Studies

Secondary Major: Politics

Minor: Anthropology

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

My favorite place in Waltham is Prospect Hill Park, about a 10 minute drive from campus with lots of hiking trails and nature to explore. At the summit of the hill is a lookout point with some of the best views of the city of Boston.

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

My favorite Brandeis class is "The American Congress" taught by Professor Jill Greenlee. During the class, we were each assigned a member of Congress to represent - acting as their staffers for the semester. Our assignments included drafting and lobbying for legislation and writing letters to constituents. I loved the unique hands-on learning style of this class, and Professor Greenlee is really passionate about the material, which made classes energizing.

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

My most memorable Brandeis experience was spending a summer doing field ecology research with Environmental Studies faculty and students. I was part of a team that conducted research on plant biodiversity in Eastern Massachusetts and got to spend an amazing summer hiking, and learning about local ecology with my classmates.

I chose Brandeis because...

I chose Brandeis because of the unmatched campus culture. Everybody I have interacted with on campus cares about one another, and making the world a better place. The Brandeis community is made up of the friendliest and most down to Earth people I've ever met.

I'm passionate about...

Environmental Justice Skiing Photography Reading Sustainability Hiking/Backpacking The New York Yankees Travel

I'm involved with...

Environmental Studies UDR Jewish Life on Campus Intramural Sports Waltham Group
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