Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Sharon, MA
Secondary Major: Biology
Minor: Health: Science, Society, Policy
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!
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.
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 activity outside of class is playing club Ultimate Frisbee as a member of TRON. TRON is not just a team, but a community of unique, like-minded individuals who care about the world around us and love to toss a disc. A majority of my friends have come from this amazing community and it is so much more than just playing frisbee. We have team building and personal development workshops throughout the year, community service opportunities and times to work with the girl's Ultimate team, Banshee, which extends our family beyond TRON.