Picture Credit: The Justice, Yvette Sei
Major(s): IGS and HSSP
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.
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)