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Isabel S.

Tour Guide at Brandeis University

Class of 2022

Hometown: Waltham, MA

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology, English


I chose Brandeis because...

I started coming to Hebrew school at Brandeis when I was 7, so I've really been around the Brandeis community my whole life. I grew up in Waltham, so coming to Brandeis was a bit daunting at first since it was so close to home, but once I started doing serious research about colleges Brandeis checked off every box I had on my list. At Brandeis I found strong, diverse academics, an eclectic and genuinely passionate student body, a love for service and social justice, and the most supportive, loving family of friends I could've ever asked for.

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

My first spring semester at Brandeis, University Wellness put out a petting zoo of baby animals right outside the library during finals week. I got to hold a baby duck! So unexpected to find while I was studying but so exciting and really helped me and my fellow students de-stress at a particularly stressful time in the semester.

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

The Waltham Common! Such a great place to go and hang out or do homework when it's nice out, plus there are tons of coffee shops nearby since it is right in the middle of Main St. and Moody St., two of the most popular locations for shopping and restaurants and coffee!

My favorite activity outside of class is...

Singing with my acapella group Starving Artists! We sing songs from all genres, and over half of us work on arrangements. Additionally, everyone gets a solo song so everyone is showcased! My group members have become my family at school, and I look forward to rehearsals the most in my typical day!

I'm passionate about...

Psychology Public Health and Medicine Music and performance Community Service

I'm involved with...

Girlstart Employee Starving Artists Acapella General Tutoring Waltham Group
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