Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Sharon, MA
Major: Health: Science, Society, and Policy
Secondary Major: Biology
My favorite place on campus is the Shapiro Science Center because there are many quiet and collaborative study spaces with an abundance of natural light and a beautiful view of campus. In Waltham, its the Cafe on the Common is another place to grab a quick bite to eat and continue to work on group projects or study sessions just a 5-10 minute shuttle ride away. In Boston, Harvard Square is a fantastic location to walk around, eat at some great food joints, and restaurants while being around the most prestigious university in the nation, and its only a 20-30 minute free shuttle ride away!
My favorite Brandeis tradition is the Midnight Buffet during finals week because it gives us students a chance to take a break from intense studying to enjoy some free food from all different parts of the country in Levin Ballroom and get a chance to get free Brandeis merch!
Coming from an ultra-competitive, toxic high school environment, I wanted a college education where I was still challenged but it felt collaborative instead of competitive. I immediately fell in love with the close-knit community and the kind-hearted people that make up this institution. I feel as though Brandeis is "an elite university that doesn't feel elitist".
Cancer and Community taught by professor Ellen Schattschnieder is an Anthropology class that is also cross-listed as a Health, Science, Society, Policy elective. This class focuses on cancer treatments through generations and examines the life of cancer patients from all different periods of time. It has opened my mind to various treatments for illnesses that involve the community compares to the traditional medicine used in society today.