Meet the new team!

Stop by the Experiential Learning office and meet the new team!

We are located in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, 1st Floor, Suite 127

Our Team

Photo of Daniel LangenthalDirector
Daniel Langenthal
dlangent@brandeis.edu

Daniel received his MBA from Heller, his MA in Jewish communal Service from Hornstein and an MS in Outdoor Education from UNH. He is an experienced Organizational Consultant and Outdoor Educator, who has worked as a trainer, consultant and educator at many universities. He also founded and continues to serve as Chair of the Board of an Israeli non-profit dedicated to improving intercultural awareness between Jews and Arabs through experiential and diversity programming/learning at Israeli colleges and universities.

Photo of Alyssa Stalsberg CanelliAssistant Director
Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli
acanelli@brandeis.edu  

Alyssa received her Ph.D. in English literature from Emory University and also holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from New York University and a B.A in English from Smith College. Her research specialities include postcolonial and global anglophone literatures, global Englishes, gender and sexuality studies, 19th century American literature and translation studies. She has over 10 years of experience teaching literature, literary theory, composition and sociolinguistics, using experiential learning pedagogy. In addition, Alyssa has extensive experience with curriculum development, editing, consulting and communications. 

Photo of Amanda FosterCommunity-Engaged Learning Specialist
Amanda Foster
afoster@brandeis.edu

Amanda received her BA in International Relations from Eckerd College. She has served with AmeriCorps VISTA at the Cesar Chavez Foundation supporting migrant farmworking families and with Florida Campus Compact helping campuses and organizations implement service-learning initiatives. Most recently, Amanda has worked with service-learning at Eckerd College, coordinating partnerships between faculty members and community organizations, institutionalizing academic service-learning throughout the curriculum, and organizing co-curricular opportunities for students such as international service trips and educational programming. Currently, Amanda is a graduate student in the Sustainable International Development program at the Heller School.

Experiential Learning Senior Fellow, Chair of Student Advisory Committee
Brittany Ritell
britell@brandeis.edu

Brittany Ritell is currently a senior, majoring in Business with specializations in Marketing and Communications with minors in Journalism and Film. After completing her first year as an Experiential Learning Fellow, she went abroad to the University of Sydney and took a class based around the experiential learning pedagogy and how it applies to outdoor experiences. In addition to working in the Experiential Learning Office, Brittany is very involved with the dance community and Jewish community at Brandeis.