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Matt “Mitch” Michelson ’15

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brandeis chapter.

Year: 2015

Hometown: Hewlett, NY

Major/Minor: Business/Econ

So why do people call you Mitch? How did that nickname originate?

A lot of people pronounce my last name “Mitch-elson” because there’s no “a” in it. It’s actually pronounced “Michaelson,” but obviously I’m okay with Mitch.

Brandeis Life:
What clubs and organizations are you involved in?

I’m a brother in Zeta Beta Tau and a member of the Custom Clothing Club.

What are the best and worst classes you have taken so far at Brandeis?

The best class I’ve taken so far was definitely Econ with Coiner. Nothing beat watching him run up and down the aisle in the middle of class. And I haven’t had a “worst” class yet.

Have you ever had a crush on any of your professors?

Other than Coiner, no.

What is your favorite meal to eat in Usdan?

Gotta love the lower sandwich station. I’m a sucker for the chipotle mayo.

If you created your own acapella group what you would name it and why?

The Cavemen. My friends are probably the only ones who will understand. 

Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Movie: Beverly Hills Ninja. Everyone should watch it. 

Song: Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen

Sport to Play: Golf 

Sport to Watch: Hockey. But since there isn’t going to be a season, football.


Celebrity Crush: Bar Rafaeli. I mean, come on.

Guilty Pleasure: Call me maybe. It was stuck in my head for about a month when I first heard it.

Hobbies: Hanging with friends, watching and playing sports, working out, going out to eat, and relaxing.

Hidden talents: When I find one, I’ll let you know.

3 adjectives your friends would use to describe you: Fun, easygoing, and reliable

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

15 minutes

If you were forced to give up eating a certain food for a month, what would it be and why?

New York pizza. I have to live without it anyway when I’m in Waltham and it just makes it that much better when I go home.

What present do you hope to get for Hanukkah?

Carmelo Anthony Jersey, he’s a boss.

Coke/Pepsi: Coke

Boxers/Briefs: Boxers, love that extra leg room.

Blondes/Brunettes: Depends on the girl

Cats/Dogs: Dogs any day of the week. The last cat I interacted with hissed at me when I tried to go near it.


Single/Taken: Single

What qualities do you look for in a girl?

A cute smile and a good heart

Where would you take a girl on a first date and what would you like to see her wearing? 

Either Fire + Ice and a smile or a Bruins game in an Islanders jersey

What are deal breakers?

When a girl takes food off of my plate without asking

What is your favorite pick up line?

You’re so beautiful you made me forget my pickup line

What is the first thing you notice about a girl?

After the smile, the eyes


Job: Not sure yet, I’m still young

Car: Porsche 911 Carrera or Aston Martin Vanquish

Vacation: Hawaii with a lovely lady

Andrea is a sociology major with minors in journalism and women's and gender studies. She is currently finishing her senior year at Brandeis University. She was born and reared in Los Angeles, CA, which does mean that she is a die-hard Laker fan… Sorry Bostonians. When Andrea is not routing on her favorite basketball team, she dedicates her time to her many passions. They include reading and writing about fashion, traveling, exploring new restaurants, spending time with friends, watching reality television (she has a weak spot for Bravo), shopping, and working out.