2014 RECIPIENTS

Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW

Elsie Bernaiche ’15, Emerge Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence, Cambridge, MA

Emmy Calloway ’15, MataHari: Eye of the Day, Boston, MA

Maya Cooper ’15 (Dec), American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY

Tinglan Dai ’16, National Consumer's League, Washington, DC 

Emily Friedman ’15, The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Judith Giller-Leinwohl ’15, Greater Valley Area Health Education Center, Phoenix, AZ

Georgia Gkoulgkountina ’15, Public Defender Service - Mental Health Division, Washington, D.C.

Natasha Gordon ’15, Global Research and Advocacy Group, Dakar Fann, Dakar

Alexandra Hall ’15, Echo Park- All Children's House Preventive Services Program at the Association to Benefit Children, New York, NY

Liset Hernandez ’16, CECYTE - EMSAD, Poturo, Churumuco, Michoacan, Mexico

Victoria Jonas ’15, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivor Services, Boston, MA

Ariel Kagedan ’16, AVODAH, New York, NY 

Amelia Katan ’16, MassCOSH/Interfaith Worker Justice, Boston, MA 

Jessenia Knowles ’15, Medical Care Development- International Division, Silver Spring, MD

Hannah Kober ’16, AVODAH, New York, NY 

Iris Lee ’15, The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Karen Lengler ’15, The University of Massachusetts Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, Boston, MA

Estela Lozano ’16, San Francisco District Attorney Office, San Francisco, CA

Trang Luu ’15, SJ Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hailey Magee ’15, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Samantha Malis ’15, Lawyers For Children, New York, NY

Sarah Margulies ’16, Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC

Alisa Partlan ’15, United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA

Molly Pearlman ’16, Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, New Orleans, LA

Amanda Pereira ’15, ETE Camp, Hinche, Haiti

Linda Phiri ’15, World Vision Brazil, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Jessica Puterman ’15, American Jewish World Services, New York, NY 

Kathelyn Rivera ’15, Bairo Pite Hospital, Dili, East Timor

Veronica Saltzman ’16, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston, MA

Hannah Young ’15, Streetlight Schools, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW


brandeis There is in most...some spark of idealism, which can be fanned into a flame. It takes sometimes a divining rod to find what it is; but when found, and that means often, when disclosed to the owners, the results are often most extraordinary.
-Louis D. Brandeis

The Louis D. Brandeis Social Justice WOW Fellowship is a prestigious grant of $3,500 (domestic)/$4000 (international) to support undergraduates performing unpaid summer internships at organizations that address issues of social justice.  Whether through tech support, marketing, financial analytics, education, direct-service, or grass-roots campaigning, there are many ways to support social justice in the World of Work.  Hiatt encourages you to think broadly about how you can contribute your unique skills and interests to eliminate social inequalities this summer. 

Hiatt also sponsors internships with premier social justice organizations.  These organizations have reserved a slot for exclusively for a Brandeis student at their organizations.  These have deadlines in early to mid-February and can be found on B.hired.

These awards are generously provided by the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, which supports a wide-range of activities that reflect the University's commitment to social justice.

Social Justice Recipient Requirements:

In addition to the regular WOW requirements, Social Justice WOW recipients must

  • Attend a Social Justice WOW reception with the fund's donor upon returning to campus
  • Compose a thank you note to the fund's donor.

For information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit the main WOW page.