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Meet The Staff: Kalianni Kalianni Neal-Desatnik 2020

Name: Kalianni Neal-Desatnik

Year: 2020

Hometown: Claremont, CA (West Coast Best Coast)

Majors/Minors: American Studies, Legal Studies, Social Justice Social Policy

Her Campus Brandeis: How did you spend your summer?

Kalianni Neal-Desatnik: I spent the first part of my summer interning in the city attorney’s office. Most of it was filing and organizing, after all, I’m barely a pre-law student, but everyone was interested in sharing their current cases with me and I got to help out a little bit with research and creating policy, which was super cool. For most of the summer, I worked at a local Jewish day camp as a camp counselor for middle schoolers. I absolutely love camp and, although the kids can be a handful, I learn so much from them and truly love them. The last part of my summer was spent exploring the Pacific Northwest with my parents. I had never been to this area and it was gorgeous!

HC: What are you involved in on campus, or what do you hope to get involved in?

KND: Well I just got involved with Her Campus and already love it. I volunteer with our admissions department as a tour guide and chatter. In addition, I volunteer with Challah for Hunger which is a club that makes challah to sell on campus and all proceeds go to food charities. Lastly, I am a Student Ambassador for the Brandeis National Committee.

HC: Why did you choose to get involved with Her Campus? What do you enjoy most about writing for Her Campus?

KND: In the last couple years of high school I stumbled upon Her Campus while looking into college stuff and have continually read articles and generally enjoyed the website. This semester I had a lot of friends writing for Her Campus and although I was hesitant about my writing skills, I decided to give it a chance anyway!

HC: What attracted you to Brandeis?

KND: I really loved the abundance of opportunities that Brandeis has for students, as well as the supportive community on campus. Also having Boston so close is a major plus!

HC: What’s one thing on your Brandeis bucket list?

KND: I have watched the 24-hour musical, but before I graduate I want to partake in the madness.

Quick Facts

Favorite spot on Campus: The tables outside the SCC that look out on the great lawn, it’s such a good people watching location!

Favorite Food: Thai food or Kit-Kats

Favorite and Least Favorite Thing About the East Coast: I love how close everything is on the east coast it’s so easy to constantly be exploring!  However the east coast does not know the first thing about fresh produce, which is all I long for all semester!

Sherman or Usdan: Usdan because I’m such a sucker for their mixed salads.

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. 
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