Alex D.

Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Newcastle, WA

Major: Neuroscience

Secondary Major: Biology

I chose Brandeis because...

I knew I wanted a tight-knit community of people dedicated to their passions. I love that everyone here is crazy about something, whether it's volunteering for political campaigns, supporting women in STEM, or making the best oatmilk latte ever.

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

My favorite Brandeis class is Organic Chemistry! OChem has a really scary reputation, but Professor Murray makes the subject so accessible and approachable. She emphasizes science application to the real world and studying our passions. For me, I'm fanatical about my skincare routine, so she encouraged me to research the chemistry behind vitamin C serums.

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

Global Thrift. Whenever I miss Seattle (home of grunge, Nirvana, and crazy thrift stores) I wander around Global Thrift and always come home with something (affordable) to spice up my dorm or closet. As a proud plant mom, my latest find is a green glass frog-shaped planter that holds one of my many succulents.

My favorite activity outside of class is...

Hammocking around campus and enjoying beautiful New England fall. After taking Professor Perlman's tree class, not only can I lounge in the afternoon sun with my Dunkin iced coffee, but I can identify most trees on campus.

I'm passionate about...

Skincare Pre Med Paddleboarding Hiking Soccer ⚽️

I'm involved with...

Waltham Group Project Sunshine Family Van BEMCo Hospital Helpers
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