2004 Fellows

2004 Fellows
(back row) Darnisa Amante '06, Daniel Ludevig '06, Patrick Raymond '05 (front row) Lisa Kim '06, Joshua Kahn Russell '06, Amy Schiller '06

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Darnisa Amante ’06, from Brooklyn, NY, studies anthropology, history, French, and international and global studies. She is the director of political affairs for the BBSO (Brandeis Black Student Organization,) works for The Justice, and is involved in improvisational comedy on campus. In the summer of 2003, Darnisa served as the Mosaic ambassador for diversity at Brandeis, facilitating discussions on race, class, and gender. She also worked as a middle school teacher for the Breakthrough Collaborative/Summerbridge Internship program in San Francisco, CA, teaching history, cartooning, and planning activities for low-income students. Darnisa spent her summer with Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, working with participants in workshops about art processes as a medium for engaging social change in South Africa. Kim Berman and Stompie Selibe, 2003 Brandeis International Fellows, at Artist Proof/Phumani paper in South Africa served will as mentors for Darnisa.

Lisa Kim ’06, from Roosevelt Island, NY, is majoring in politics and international and global studies. At Brandeis, she serves as vice president of the Korean Student Association, senior editor of Monsoon (Brandeis Asian Affairs Journal), and a mentor for the Student Support Services Program. Lisa is a tutor with the Brandeis ESL Initiative (an English language instruction program for kitchen and custodial staff,) and received a 2003 Brandeis Hewlett Pluralism grant to produce a short film on Korean-American identity. Since age 12, Lisa has been a member of Prep For Prep, a New York City-based organization that seeks to create a diverse pool of national leaders through education. Lisa worked with AHIMSA, a grassroots organization in Sri Lanka concerned with developing a non-violent culture in a war torn society. She assisted with dialogue groups and leadership training workshops, in addition to conflict resolution programs for economic development.

Daniel Ludevig ’05, from Yorktown, NY, studies psychology, philosophy, economics, and Spanish. He is the founder of STAR (Students Talking about Relationships)—a Brandeis peer counseling and education program; recipient of 2002 Hewlett Alliance Pluralism grant to host a leadership/diversity conference for orientation leaders; and president of the Brandeis Ballroom Dance Team. In addition to his studies, campus activities, and playing piano, Daniel has worked with the Northern Westchester Battered Women’s Shelter; New York City’s Fresh Air fund; and Camp Hidden Valley, a program for young people with emotional and physical disabilities from underprivileged parts of NYC. Daniel traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he worked in the Art School at Reyum, a community empowerment center and gallery. He worked with 2003 Brandeis International Fellows Ly Daravuth and Ingrid Muan.

Patrick Raymond ’05 is a Posse scholar from Brooklyn, NY. A sociology and politics major, he is a member of the Brandeis dialogue between African Americans and orthodox Jews, the BBSO and AHORA (a Hispanic/Latino awareness group.) He is also captain of the men’s lacrosse team. Patrick hosted Hispanic Heritage Month’s 2003 main event, “Celebranda Nuestra Mezcla”—a celebration of Hispanics throughout the world. In the summer of 2003, he interned with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition and was responsible for a variety of activities including organizing a summer film series. Patrick traveled to Northern Ireland to work at the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry. His work involved both Catholic and Protestant youth in video, animation, and music projects about culture and heritage as well as the history of the conflict.

Joshua Kahn Russell ’06 is from Wilton, CT and studies sociology, fine arts, history of ideas, and politics. He is an active member of numerous Brandeis student groups, including the Radical Student Alliance, Brandeis Labor, and ArtAttack. Currently, Joshua is helping to restart the Activist Resource Center. He is committed to independent media and publication, and is active in publishing do-it-yourself political “zines.” He started his first in 1995 and it eventually gained worldwide distribution. Last summer he went on a nation-wide speaking tour, reading and performing from zines. Off campus, he is involved with a variety of organizations—performing, writing, and teaching. Josh traveled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he divided his time between Reyum , a community empowerment center and gallery, and Womyn’s Agenda for Change, engaging in grassroots empowerment of Cambodian women. He worked with 2003 Brandeis International Fellows Ly Daravuth and Ingrid Muan.

Amy Schiller ’06 is a politics and women’s studies major from Shaker Heights, OH. Involved in many activities, she is the equality and recruitment chair of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, an executive board member of SOAR (Society Organized Against Racism,) a steering committee member for the Hewlett Pluralism Alliance, and a member of both the Intercultural Center Programming Board and MOSAIC. Amy is also a student-scholar partner with the Women’s Studies Research Center. In the summer of 2003, she worked as a research assistant at John Carroll University and as an intern with the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, OH. Amy spent her summer with Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, working with participants in workshops about art processes as a medium for engaging social change in South Africa. Kim Berman and Stompie Selibe, 2003 Brandeis International Fellows, at Artist Proof/Phumani paper in South Africa served will as mentors for Amy.