Past Student Assistants

Kai Keller

Kai Keller'07

After graduating from Brandeis in 2007, Kai moved to New York and has been working as an international equity trader for several different Investment Banks. Since July he is at Daiwa Securities where he is focused on Asia. Also, following a 2-year post-Brandeis timeout, he is now fencing competitively again representing the New York Athletic Club and is hopeful to establish himself among the top ranked national fencers this year. He is getting married to his fiance Sophie next summer in New York.

Larissa Liebmann '10 

Larissa Liebmann

Larissa Liebmann graduated from American University's Washington College of Law in May 2013, and is now living in Washington, D.C. with her two rescue cats.  She is working as a Legal Fellow at Potomac Riverkeeper on Clean
Water Act enforcement.

Tim Neunzig MA'10
Tim Neunzig
After graduating from Brandeis with a Masters in Finance and Economics, Tim settled in with TripAdvisor in Newton.  There he manages the Search Marketing Accounts for the US and Canada. Tim recently bought a little house in Roxbury and spends his free time making it a nice home and enjoying life.

Kilian Leibundgut MA‘11
Kilian Leibundgut
Killian has been busy starting a new job as a technical support specialist for Netsuite. Currently, he lives in Brno, Czech Republic due to the location of this job. Otherwise Kilian has been busy with various projects, personal and professional. Most prominent amongst them he has (finally) managed to self-publish a first book. It is very thin, only 90 pages of short stories, but a good first step that has given him the courage to aim for a second book by the end of this year.
If anyone is interested. the amazon link is:
http://www.amazon.com/Before-Veil-Kilian-E-Leibundgut/dp/1482610566/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378398874&sr=8-1&keywords=kilian+leibundgut.

Julia Beier MA'12

Julia Beier

Julia was born and raised in Weimar, Germany. She obtained her Bachelors in International Business & Management in Germany and France. Afterwards, she was selected as a Fulbright scholar and is now received her Master studies in Sustainable International Development at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  

Darryl Joo '12

Darryl Joo

Darryl is a native Korean who moved to America early on in his life, and presently resides in New Jersey. He started his German studies in his sophomore year and spent a semester & summer abroad in Freiburg, Germany during his Junior year. He completed his undergraduate degrees May 2012 with majors in Economics and German Studies.
   

Benjamin Mandl '12
Benni
Benni was born and raised in Vienna, Austria. After moving to the United States in 2008, he graduated from Lexington High School in 2009. He started his studies at UMass Boston and transferred after completing his freshman year to Brandeis University. He completed his undergraduate degree in May 2012 with a major in Economics and minors in Philosophy and Math.

Sarah Klapisch '13

Sarah Klapisch

Sarah Klapisch was born in the United States, but moved to Zurich, Switzerland in 2003. She has also recently studied abroad in Vienna, Austria and spent considerable time with her family in Essen Germany. While at Brandeis University, she majored in Psychology.
    

Jonathan Jecker '13
Jonathan Jecker
Jonathan Jecker has moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area since graduation and began working in the tech world. Jon is currently an Associate Product manager at Endicia, an e-commerce solutions company. In his free time, Jonathan has been traveling around Northern California and reconnecting with childhood friends. He misses his CGES crew a great deal.

Ingrid Schulte '13

Ingrid Schulte
At the end of August, after two months of training, Ingrid officially began her service with the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Africa where she will be working as a community health volunteer for the next two years. In collaboration with local community members, she will address issues including but not
limited to HIV/AIDS, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, financial.


Arina Chithavong '15Arina Chithavong

Arina was born and raised in Heidelberg in the South of Germany. She is a German citizen with Lao refugee migration background. Arina holds a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in History and Social Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg and spent a semester abroad in Israel studying the Honors Program in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Haifa. Arina most recently worked as a Development Aid Fellow at the Highland Research and Development Instituteand the German International Cooperation GIZ in Thailand . As a fellow, she worked on various projects, promoting biodiversity and indigenous knowledge and planning capacity building training workshops on integrating ecosystem services into development planning in the ASEAN region. Moreover, she gained policy experience in Washington, D.C.  and at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany. Arina is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development at Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. 

Tara Loeber '14

Tara Loeber

Tara was born and raised in the United States, but has been studying German for ten years, and is completing her Bachelor's in German Studies and Psychology. Since her sophomore year at Brandeis, she has been an Undergraduate Departmental Representative for the German Department, except for Spring 2013 when she was abroad in Berlin, Germany. After graduation in May 2014 Tara plans on moving back to Berlin. 

Leonie Koch '16

Leonie Koch

Leonie Koch of the class of 2016 was born in Awali, Bahrain to an Irish mother and a German father. From the age of ten months she grew up in Switzerland, at first in Geneva and then later in Zurich, finishing high school and receiving her International Baccalaureate diploma there. She plans to double major in Politics and International and Global Studies, with a minor in Legal Studies, and later obtain a graduate degree in international law.