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Major: Business/ Minor: Legal studies
Hometown: Avon, CT
HC: What is your involvement in Alex's Lemonade Stand?
RR: I was first introduced to the foundation when I was in middle school. I sold lemonade with my friends on weekends. Then I got more involved in the foundation with my family. My mom designed the signature necklace for the foundation. It has been a remarkable and awarding experience for all.
HC: Tell me about your upcoming event this Wednesday April 23rd!
RR: Moe's Benefit night is to raise money and awareness for the foundation. We will donate all proceeds to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and PCAA. This will be an event for our friends and peers to gather for a fun night. We would appreciate everyone's participation for such great causes.
HC: What is a class you have taken within your major that you really loved?
RR: I love all my business classes at Brandeis. I have met some great people who have been remarkable mentors. These professors have made my college experience.
Favorite movie: American Beauty
Favorite part about spring: Honestly, my favorite season at Brandeis is the fall
HC: What are you doing this summer?
RR: I will be interning on the West Coast. Still deciding which internship I would like to take.
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
Major/minor: Politics, Legal studies and environmental studies minor
Tell me about your involvement SDT!
I’ve been a part of the sorority for three years and I’ve held numerous positions and it’s taught me how to work well with others, and budget my time well.
What is your favorite SDT memory?
I love making crazy costumes for mixers, because they all have such crazy themes. I’d have to say my favorite one was the army themed party we had.
How did you get involved with Rent the Runway?
My friend Emily was talking about the organization one day, and it sounded really interesting to me so I asked how I could get involved! I was the PR representative, so I got the word out to all those Brandeis girls out there in need of dresses.
What thing did you do at Brandeis that you’re really happy you did?
I studied abroad this past summer in the Hague, and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. It made me realize what I want to do with my life, which is study international law.
What’s a distinctive part about one of your majors or minors?
For both of my minors, internships are required to complete the program. For legal studies, I went abroad to the Hague, and this year I am interning at the Office of Energy and Environmental affairs.
Matt Crowley ’15
Hometown: Hanover, MA
Film Major, History Minor
John Schnorrenberg ‘14
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Film, English and Politics Major
Meet Matt and John, this week’s campus cuties! They’ve caused some talk as the first boys of Brandeis to make a Facebook campaign to be elected to the position, and lucky for you ladies, they got their wish! They are both involved in musical theatre and improv groups on campus, and after meeting during Seussical, they formed an unbreakable bond. These gentlemen are dapper, enthusiastic, and they even finished each other’s answers all interview long.
HC: Where did you get the idea to make the campaign?
CC: Our friends Fiona Morillo and Margaret Hoffman were prodding us to do it one night and we decided we’d give it a shot! We also did it for the sake of social justice.
HC: What are your favorite parts of the Brandeis musicals?
Hometown: Concord, NH
Extracurriculars: Soccer, Alex’s Lemonade, SAAC
What made you decide to join the soccer team?
I actually played on the team in high school so I was recruited here to play, and then the guys on the team are so great, I spend basically all my time with them. My hall last year was with a lot of the guys from the team so we grew really close.
Sounds awesome! What’s your favorite moment from soccer?
It was really nice to win in the 2nd round of the NCAA, Brandeis hasn’t been there for 20 years so it was something to be proud of, not just for the current team but for Brandeis especially!
Favorite part about Brandeis?
I still remember coming to visit and the atmosphere was just unbelievable compared to some of the other schools. It’s a really subtle feeling, but even something like people always holding the door just makes for a caring place.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with the guys from the team and just relax. We’re kind of together all the time.
Relationship Status: Single
Qualities you look for in a girl: Attractive, down to earth, intelligent
Ideal first date: Obviously guest meal a girl at Sherman (But really, something low-key, probably dinner and walking around/hanging out after)
Hometown: Forest Hills, NY
Major/minor: NEJS/ Anthropology & IGS
Tell me about your involvement in Sigma Delta Tau!
I joined my first semester at Brandeis, and it was a great way for me as a midyear to adjust to campus life. I’ve made some amazing friends, and there were a lot of opportunities for leadership as well so I knew I wanted to take advantage of that.
Wow! So what positions have you held?
I was recruitment chair last fall, and now I’m the vice president of our chapter. I love the organization so much, so it’s been great to help maintain traditions and help shape the sorority for the future.
Tell me about NEJS (Near Eastern Jewish Studies)!
Part of the reason I decided to come to Brandeis was for the NEJS department, so I knew coming in that I wanted to major in it. The professors are amazing, and their reputations preceded them from books and research projects I did in high school, so its an honor to be in their classes! All of the major classes are really diverse so I’ve never had to take the same type of class twice.
So do you want to go into a career in the Jewish community?
I’m not sure! I’ve worked for Jewish organizations in the past and had great experiences but who knows where my future will take me.
Going along with this, you participate in MEOR on campus?
Yeah, I’m currently in my third semester of the program and even though I’m a NEJS major, MEOR has provided a very different setting to learn rather than just learning in a classroom.
Cool! Do you have any fun plans for February break?
Actually, yes! I’m going to Washington D.C. with a few friends, and then afterwards I’m going to SDT leadership school in Baltimore.
Eventful! With Valentine’s day so soon, who’s your dream celebrity date?
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Tell us about your involvement with FaceAIDS:
FaceAids is the youth movement for Partners in Health, and we raise awareness and fundraise as a part of them. One of the ways we fundraise is by selling pins made by people with AIDS in Rwanda to help them pay for drugs and medicines.
Wow that’s amazing! Is it a big time commitment?
Well we have weekly meetings and I’m also the treasurer of the group, but it’s all really worth it and meaningful.
That’s great. You’re also in SDT?
Yeah! I joined in the fall, and I really love it. I’m also now the assistant sisterhood chair so I get to help plan sisterhood events and things like that!
What’s your favorite SDT memory so far?
I think just getting so close with such a tight-knit group of girls and it’s a great support system.
What’s been your most “desian” moment so far?
Oh, definitely during my first week at Brandeis when I burned holes in my shirt while ironing.
Too funny. What’s the best thing about living in Massell?
Definitely when it’s nice outside, being able to sit out by the pond with friends
The midyear class has barely just arrived on campus. Any advice?
||Hometown: Montclair, NJ Year: 2015 Majors: Econ/Philosophy Her Campus: What are you involved in at Brandeis? Benji Bernstein: I’m a student events coordinator, a member of Phi Kappa Psi, a Waltham group Spectrum coordinator and the host of two radio shows on WBRS. HC: Wow, talk about being involved! How do you manage your time? BB: It was actually pretty overwhelming at the beginning, but after I came to terms with having no free time, and that these activities would take over the free time, I started to enjoy everything way more and I have so much fun with each thing! HC: That’s a great outlook. Tell me about student events! BB: I love it so much. I’m really into music, so once I heard about the concerts student events put on I really wanted to be involved. HC: What’s your favorite moment from a concert so far? BB: At the Santigold concert I got to meet Santigold, which was unreal. HC: That’s awesome! Do you hold any positions in Phi Psi?|
Hometown: Margate, NJ
Her Campus: What are you involved in outside of academics?
HC: Cool! Do you hold positions in phi psi?
HC: That sounds great to be so involved. So you’re a history major, what’s your favorite part of history?
HC: What do you usually do during the summer/plan to do?
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HC: So you’re on the Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum (SCRAM). How did you get involved in that?
HC: Wow, that sounds amazing! You’re also involved in lacrosse, totally opposite! How is it?
HC: How’s Sigma Delta Tau?
HC: So if you could have a mixer in a dream location, where would you have it?
HC: How fun! You also frequent Chabad. Have you found that it’s harder or easier to be involved in Jewish life here?