Class of 2009
- Gabriela Lupatkin
- 200 West 98th St., Apt. 4W
- New York, NY 10025
Joshua Daskin is spending the year in Australia on a Fulbright scholarship studying ways to save species of frogs that are facing extinction due to a disease-causing fungus. He will study bacteria found on the skin of the waterfall frog and green-eyed tree frog that counteracts the effects of chytrid.
Rachel Lewis is spending the year in New Orleans as a participant in Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps.
Justin Becker is a student at the Duke University School of Law. Over the summer, he worked as an associate at Jun He Law Offices in Shanghai and studied at the Duke Institute of Transnational Law in Hong Kong. Along with a law degree, he is pursuing a master’s degree in international development policy at Duke.
Matthew Kamm works for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, helping to put together a breeding bird atlas and leading a nest-box program for the American kestrel, the smallest falcon.
Akiva Fishman works at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He conducts research and manages projects on a number of issues dealing with postconflict natural resource management, African water governance, domestic invasive species law, adaptive biodiversity conservation, and brownfields redevelopment.
Jessica Kent’s brother, Ezra Littman, participated in the Genesis high school summer program, just as Jessica did several years ago. Jessica moved to the Brookline/Jamaica Plain area for the summer.
Abraham Schneider works on the U.S. Forest Service’s Heritage Resource Program’s archaeology crew in the Modoc National Forest in Alturas, Calif.
Aharon HaCohen owns a Hebrew translation business. He and his wife, Noreen, plan to move to northern Israel later this year.
Hanna Rosenthal-Fuller is in her second year with Teach for America. Last year she taught third grade at Everett Elementary School in Dorchester, Mass.
Ilana Levine is program coordinator at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis (BOLLI).
David Drayton writes, “After graduation, I spent 10 months as a street canvasser with the Fund for the Public Interest. I am currently teaching myself web design and development.”
Ben Luxenberg is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is training in Quantico, Va.
Daniel Baron is writing a book, applying to law schools, and working with autistic children.
Justin Sulsky is pursuing a master’s degree in social studies education, with a concentration in gifted education, at Hofstra University.
Ben Mernick moved to Israel and is in the Israel Defense Forces. He writes, “I think about Brandeis a lot and hope that everyone is doing well.”
Andrew Brooks joined Teach for America after serving as a justice of the peace in his hometown of New Canaan, Conn., and working as a real estate consultant for a property management firm in New York. He is teaching at an elementary school in Wilmington, Del., while pursuing two graduate master’s degrees — one in elementary education from Wilmington University and one in urban education from the University of Pennsylvania. He was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about Teach for America.