Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo

Meet Eli Wasserman 20

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

Picture Credit: The Justice, Yvette Sei

Year: 2020

Major(s): IGS and HSSP

Minor(s): Anthropology

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

HerCampus: Why did you choose to come to Brandeis?

Eli Wasserman: Brandeis seemed to have the most inviting and passionate community of students out of all of the other schools I applied to. I liked the intimate campus setting, and the quality of academics at Brandeis as well.

HC: What are you involved in on campus?

EW: I am the Business Manager of the Acapella group Rather Be Giraffes, and also the President and Co-Founder of the Brandeis Society for International Affairs. I am also a tour guide on campus but had to take a break this semester to focus on starting the BSIA. I also work for the IGS department, organizing events and doing administrative work.

HC: What has your experience of founding a new club on campus been and what do you think is the greatest reason why the  BSIA would be valuable at Brandeis?

EW: Founding a new club has definitely been a challenge, but I believe that there are lots of resources at Brandeis that aided me in establishing the BSIA. The student union has set up a rigorous set of guidelines to charter clubs, but their personal attention to detail is helpful when preparing for BSIA events and meetings. I believe that the BSIA brings a necessary non-partisan club focused on educating the Brandeis community about the most pressing global crises happening in the world.

HC:  What do you think your greatest struggle as a college student has been so far?

EW: Definitely trying not to over-commit. With a number of clubs, and opportunities at Brandeis it has been really hard for me to pick some activities over others. However, I am super passionate about everything that I am involved in at Brandeis which makes it easy to put in the work.

Fast Facts:

If you want to learn more about the BSIA check out our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Also, friend me on facebook if you want to chat more about BSIA, or just want to be friends :)

Favorite study spot on campus – Upper Green!

Your pets and their names – My 7-year-old, lab mix named Sadie!

Favorite class at Brandeis so far – Intro to IR (Lucy Goodhart), or Global Perspectives on Health (Alice Noble)


Emily Rae Foreman is a senior at Brandeis University studying Internationals and Global (IGS) studies with a double minor in Economics and Anthropology. She has been acting President of Her Campus Brandeis for two years, as well as a tour guide, an Undergraduate Department Representative for IGS, A writer for the Brandeis Politics Journal and Vice President of the Brandeis Society for International Affairs. 
Brittany is a senior at Brandeis University. She loves looking for exciting new volunteer opportunities in and around her community, spreading school spirit working in Brandeis admissions, and sharing memories from her semester abroad in Denmark. In her free time, you might find her browsing Spotify for new music, scouting out hole-in-the-wall food joints, or face-timing with her eleven year old brother. Check her out on Instagram @britt_wolfe for snapshots of her life and if you're hungry, check out her foodstagram @diningonthedaily!