Meet the 2012 CORE Committee


Mitchell Schwartz, Coordinator

Mitchell Schwartz

Mitchell is a sophomore majoring in Economics with minors in Mathematics and Women’s and Gender Studies. Hailing from Wayne, New Jersey, Mitchell finds himself living in a major city’s suburb starting with the letter W, again. Besides being the Coordinator for Orientation 2012, Mitchell is a new Brandeis tour guide, one of the founders of the Brandeis Entrepreneur Club, and is currently on the board of the Brandeis Chabad House. Mitchell spent his summer living in Jerusalem doing research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for Brandeis graduate students, where he learned that he wants to have a career in research. In addition to attempting to complete crossword puzzles, Mitchell spends his free time defending the State of New Jersey, creating witty responses to questions regarding his height, and constructing puns. He won’t stop talking about Orientation 2012, and is counting the days until he gets to meet the new students! 

Jason Dick

Jason Dick

Jason is a sophomore majoring in HSSP and Theater Arts. Jason came to Brandeis from a small city in Westchester, New York and is a closet Yankees fan. When he is not planning orientation, Jason can be found singing with Starving Artists, one of Brandeis' many a cappella groups, performing in various undergraduate theater productions, working in the Office of Student Financial and Academic Services, volunteering at the Blood Drive, and walking around campus beat boxing to himself. Jason hopes to bring dance to next year’s orientation, whether it be impromptu dance offs, horrendous interpretive dance, strange hip hop dance, or just terrible dancing, which is his specialty. He is so excited to be working with such a creative and passionate group of people! Class of 2016: You're welcome in advance.

Samantha Gordon

Samantha Gordon

Samantha is a sophomore majoring in Sociology and Theater. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sam swears she was meant to be born on the east coast. She has always and will forever love everything about Brandeis. She has acted, assistant stage managed, and worked crew for multiple undergraduate productions. This year she has found a new love for improv as a recent recruit of Crowd Control, one of Brandeis’ improv troupes. When she is not studying in the library or rehearsing, you can find her working in the Sociology Department. She enjoys listening to music, watching Wes Anderson movies, and going out with her friends. She loves dried fruit, floral patterns, and strongly dislikes bananas. She is so excited for orientation and can’t wait to enthusiastically greet all the incoming students!

Stef Gospodinova

Stef Gospodinova

Stef is a sophomore, majoring in IGS and American Studies. She lived in Bulgaria until she was eight and has been defending the legitimacy of her language ever since in Norwalk, Connecticut. She has been working at Anthropologie for two years, giving her the excuse to buy out the store. Stef has implemented her clothing obsession in her internship with the Brandeis branch of Rent The Runway. On campus, she is also a peer counselor at the Office of Student Financial and Academic services. Stef is also the social media coordinator for Student Events. You may have read some of her tweets! The most important thing you should know about Stef is she aspires to be a cat lady. She’s already got three, so she’s almost a third way there! When she’s away from her cats, she sometimes likes hanging out with her amazing seven suitemates (while working on her common cause community project). Don’t be afraid to approach this shop/work-aholic-crazy-cat lady, she loves meeting new people and cannot wait to meet the future class of 2016!

Dillon Morris

Dillon Morris

Dillon Morris is a pre-health sophomore pursuing a double-majoring in Chemistry and Biology. Originally from the wilds of Missoula, Montana, he is now proud to call Brandeis his second home. When he is not deeply entrenched in his academic pursuits, Dillon works as a Concerts Coordinator for Brandeis Student Events, a researcher in the Epstein Lab on Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics, and will be the President of the Boxing Club as of Spring 2012. During his free time (of which he has very little), Dillon enjoys getting lost in Boston, boxing and kickboxing, playing the guitar, snowboarding, and singing loudly when nobody is around. Among his idols are his father, Larry David, and his high school Physics teacher, Mr. Gebert. Dillon is thrilled to be a member of the Orientation Core Committee, and enthusiastically looks forward to providing a phenomenal Orientation 2012!