For more information about the Student Ambassadors program, contact:
Beth Bernstein, MA'90
Director of Programming and Publications
"We are pleased to tell you that BNC Student Ambassador Eduardo Keane recently accepted our invitation to be the special guest speaker at our chapter's monthly meeting. He is truly a wonderful, intelligent young man and a most impressive representative of the student body of Brandeis University. Eduardo addressed our group with exceptional enthusiasm for the university, its programs and its interest in its students. Our members were impressed with his intelligence and his charming and respectful manner. He also encouraged discussion following his address in an extensive question-and-answer session. His visit truly inspired our members, and we left the meeting feeling confident that we made the right decision to join BNC and support Brandeis University. This is a valuable program." - Hills Chapter
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The Brandeis National Committee initiated the Student Ambassadors program in an effort to connect its chapters with Brandeis students. Understanding the unique mission of the BNC, our students can become extraordinary ambassadors in bringing their on-campus experiences to BNC members.
For BNC chapters and members, this program offers short presentations by Brandeis students as a special part of a BNC program. In their presentations, students discuss their courses of study, interactions with faculty, research, or internships, extra-curricular activities, and overall experiences at Brandeis. The presentations convey the students' passion for Brandeis, present some elements of their life stories, and create a picture of a unique Brandeis experience.
For the students, becoming ambassadors offers an opportunity to share with dedicated Brandeis supporters their research, as well as experiences and perspectives of an institution that has afforded them great opportunities to learn and to prepare them for the future.
Meet our two student representatives on the National Executive Committee:
Year of graduation: 2014
Areas of study: Biochemistry
Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
"When I was deciding which school to attend, it came down to four schools that had great reputations, stellar academics and, overall, everything I wanted in a college. I chose Brandeis because I enjoy the strong sense of social justice and community exhibited by both the students and the staff. At Brandeis, students enjoy learning more about the world around them and about themselves. I feel comfortable expressing myself freely and think of Brandeis as my second home."
Year of graduation: 2015
Areas of study: Sociology, Spanish
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
"I chose Brandeis because when I came to visit, I was struck by the friendly atmosphere on campus. I was approached by multiple students and professors who wanted to answer my questions and help me find my way around campus. I felt so at home and comfortable as a result of everyone's kindness that I decided this was the school for me."
Areas of study: Bachelor of Arts in Health: Science, Society and Policy; Biology
Hometown: Queens, NY
"I chose Brandeis for the Science Posse Program that is affiliated with it. I saw this as my chance to be part of a program that will help me be successful in the sciences, as well as mingle with nine other students who are science-oriented and unique. Besides the sciences, coming to Brandeis has enabled me to improve my critical thinking and writing skills, as well as meet other students in the Boston area."
Areas of study: Bachelor of Arts in Health: Science, Society and Policy; Politics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
"Brandeis University has a reputation that propels its graduates to remarkable places. When I was deciding on the school I wanted to attend, a school with a strong community, challenging academics and a great reputation was the ideal choice for me. In addition, I wanted a school that accoutered its students with great law-school opportunities. After reviewing all of my choices, it was evident that Brandeis would be the most advantageous choice. Brandeis has a strong community amongst its students, and there are many opportunities for students to create and strengthen bonds with others. Also, Brandeis's academic reputation pushes students to work their hardest to achieve undergraduate success. I had no doubt in my mind that Brandeis University would be the best place for me to bloom and succeed."
Year of graduation: 2015
"I loved that Brandeis was a close community with caring professors and proud alumni, a univeristy with personality and distinct campus culture."
Year of graduation: 2014
Areas of study: Bachelor of Science:Biology,
Environmental Studies minor
Hometown: Bronx, NY
"This institution gives so much more than a high-end education: it also provides a community of motivated undergraduates, involved graduates, and personable faculty. As its own community of informed and capable scholars, it reaches out to larger communities to
harvest the good that comes from strong local and global ties. This way, its students often extend their horizons of opportunities by studying abroad or getting funding for a cool humanitarian internship overseas. I almost see Brandeis as a neuron of the work: alone it is potent, but in a network it is effective. I chose to come for the support of the wonderful Science Posse program, and after 2 years here I am proud to say that Brandeis definitely has a few more working dendrites."
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Andre Ve P. Tran
Areas of study: Business, Film, Economics
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Areas of study: Bachelor of Arts in Health: Science, Society and Policy; Hispanic Studies
Hometown: Tampa, FL