2015 RECIPIENTS

Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice WOW

Aliya Bean ’16

PFLAG National, Washington, DC

Luke Bredensteiner ’17

Omaha Farmers Market, Omaha, NE

Joy Brenner-Letich ’16

Schools for Chiapas, Chiapas, Mexico

Lisbeth Bueno '17

Interfaith Worker Justice, Worker Justice Project, New York, NY

Honoré Cole ’17

One World Now!, Seattle, WA

Daniela Dimitrova ’16

The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

Marissa Ditkowsky ’15 (Dec)

Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC

Julia Doucett ’16

Supportive Living Incorporated, Lexington, MA

Risa Dunbar ’17 (Dec)

Project Harmony Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Rebecca Epstein ’18

United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA

Emma Farber ’16

Root Cause's Social Innovation Forum, Boston, MA

Rebecca Groner ’17

National Consumers League, Washington, DC

Zari Havercome ’16

Empowering Through Education Camp, Hinche, Haiti

Gabi Hersch '17

American Jewish World Service, New York, NY

Daniel Jacobson ’16

New England Innocence Project, Boston, MA

Ariana Keigan ’18

NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Si Chan Kim ’16

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Boston, MA

Paulina Kuzmin ’17

Hospital General Pablo Arturo Suarez, Quito, Ecuador

Diana Langberg ’17

Community Day Center of Waltham, Waltham, MA

Tamar Lyssy ’16

Interfaith Worker Justice, Location TBD

Lauren Nadeau ’17

Rhode Island Foundation, Providence, RI

Ngobitak Ndiwane ’16

AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA

Max Parish ’16

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn, MA

Karen Seymour ’17

New Orleans Video Access Center, New Orleans, LA

Aditi Shah ’17

Legal Outreach Inc., Long Island City, NY

Jessica Star ’17

AVODAH, New York, NY

David Stiefel ’16

VocaliD, Inc., Belmont, MA

Leah Susman ’18

Kids 4 Peace, Jerusalem, Israel

Elizabeth Villano ’16

Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL

Shane Weitzman ’16

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bangalore, India

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 $4000 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.
  • Attend a one-day, weekend social justice retreat in the fall semester (accommodations made only for those studying abroad in Fall 2015).

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