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BGI Fellows Class '11
Diana received her BS degree with a double major in Biology and Russian Language and Literature. Diana is taking a year off before heading to dental school. Meanwhile she is enjoying life in Boston and working at a pharmaceutical company. In her free time she loves to hang out with her sister and her 2 baby nieces.
Vlad received his BA in Economics with a minor in Russian and East European Studies. After completing his Investment Banking summer internship at Wells Fargo, he traveled to Netherlands to study at Erasmus University in Rotterdam during the fall semester. Vlad will return to Brandeis in the Spring of 2012 to complete his graduate school. In the meantime, Vlad plans to continue creating electronic music DJ sets in celebration of his 10 years as a DJ.
Julian graduated with BA cum laude with high honors in Economics, European Cultural Studies and English Literature and a minor in Business. He was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year to explore the economics of the glass-blowing industry in Sweden. He will be based at the Växjö Glass Museum, in Växjö, southeastern Sweden. He learned a great deal as a BGI fellow these past two years at Brandeis, and looks forward to applying this knowledge and experience upon his return to the US.
Julia graduated with a BS double major in Health: Science, Society, and Policy, and Russian Studies, and a minor in Business. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in International Health Policy and Management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Julia is very excited to be able to remain close to her BGI family at Brandeis for another year, and to see the wonderful progress of the program.
Helen graduated with a BS in Neuroscience and a minor in Classical Studies. She currently works as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In the future, she plans on attending law school to further her career goals of working within healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, specializing in the legal aspect of these fields.
Avraham Eli Tukachinsky
Eli graduated with a BA in Studio Arts and Biology. He is interning with the Brandeis Genesis High School Summer program. Throughout the summer of 2011 Eli worked at Genesis summer program at Brandeis, creating and facilitating educational programs that target teens to spark their curiosity in Jewish topics, ranging from religious rituals to Tikkun Olam. He is studying to certify as AFAA Private Training Instructor and plans to apply his skills in his local JCC. He continues being connected with the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and the Gesher Program through volunteering with elderly and youth from the FSU.
After graduating from the Hornstein Program, Vlad traveled to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to manage an English language summer program for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. Having completed his mission to Dnepropetrovsk, Vlad then returned to Brandeis University to work for the Bima-Genesis summer programs. Vlad currently serves as an Assistant Director at the American Jewish Committee chapter in Philadelphia.
Dmitry graduated from the Hornstein Program with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management and a Master of Arts (MA) in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University. He is now the CFO of Genesis Philanthropy Group and Senior Investment Associate at Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) Consortium.
Svetlana graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management and a Master of Arts (MA) in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University. Svetlana is currently serving as a Program Executive at the UJA Federation of New York.