Melanie Rush '20

Photo of Melanie RushOrientation CORE Committee


Hi friends! My name is Melanie Rush and I'm from St. Louis, Missouri. I am majoring in History, with a potential double major in Politics, and a potential minor in Legal Studies. I have no idea exactly what degrees I'll have by the time I graduate Brandeis, but I love that I am allowed to have no idea yet. 

When I'm not in class, I love to spend my time competing in fake trials with the Brandeis Mock Trial Team, choreographing and dancing with Adagio Dance Company, or attempting to keep up with the geniuses of Quizbowl. To relax from these exhilarating, yet exhausting activities, I love to read a book for fun (when I have the energy), or catch up on all of the amazing TV shows I somehow find time to be obsessed with.  

However, while all these fun facts about me might be of interest to you, what I really want to let you in on is one of my favorite things about Brandeis. I love that wherever I go on campus (literally anywhere), I will see a familiar and friendly face. That is because this university is full of people who want to make this campus not only a school, but a community. I can't wait to welcome all of the new students into this amazing community as an Orientation Core member!