Solana J.

Student Interview Fellow and Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Major: American Studies

Minor: Anthropology & Journalism

I chose Brandeis because...

I loved the idea of joining a community committed to social justice and making the world a better place! I also admired the strong alumni network that Brandeis has.

My favorite Brandeis class/professor is...

My favorite class was Language in American Life, taught by the incredible Professor Janet McIntosh. Not only did I learn so much about how we use language to construct our cultures and identities, but I also really admired how committed Professor McIntosh was to listening to students and hearing own stories.

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

My favorite memories are mostly the everyday ones: waving to friends as we pass by, grabbing dinner with a friend in Sherman, or meeting up to study in the SCC but then spending the whole time chatting instead.

My favorite Brandeis tradition is...

I love Light the Night because it feels like it marks the beginning of the whole class's journey at Brandeis! I resonate with the idea that we start and end our time at Brandeis in front of the Lights of Reason, starting with Light the Night and ending by taking graduation photos there.

I'm passionate about...

Spending Time With Friends and Family playing guitar Crafting Cooking and Baking

I'm involved with...

Guayaki Ambacebador Brandeis Women's Ultimate Frisbee Orientation Leader Brandeis Mountain Club
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