Judy Y.

Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2024

Hometown: Brookline, MA

Major: Neuroscience

Secondary Major: Biology

Minor: Music, Psychology

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

My most memorable experience at Brandeis is a tradition called Light the Night. Light the Night is a tradition that happens during first year orientation. During Light the Night, the entire first year class would gather at the light poles in front of the Rose Art Museum. Each person would get a tea light and write down their goals and the reason why they are here. Some people wrote “community”, others wrote “balance”. The word I wrote on my tea light is “happiness” because I wanted to feel happy during my time at Brandeis. On the count of three, everyone would turn on their tea light at the same time and all of the light poles would also light up. I was awed by the amazing view and I could never forget that moment during my first year orientation.

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

Health Psychology taught by Jutta Wolf. Before taking the class, I thought that health just means the absence of disease instead of a state of physical, mental, and social well-being. I was amazed by how biological, social, and psychological factors all contribute to health.

I chose Brandeis because...

Brandeis allows me to pursue both science and music. I've always wanted to be a scientist, but I can never imagine giving up playing the clarinet in orchestras. Brandeis is the perfect place for me because I don't need to compromise music or science.

I'm passionate about...

Animals Volunteering and Giving listening to music (all the time) Clarinet Neuroscience

I'm involved with...

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra chamber ensemble Neuroscience Research Assistant Orientation Leader Top Score Orchestra Waltham Group: Language Empowering Action Project Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Brandeis Asian American Students Association
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