Peer Advocates

Please refer to the Peer Advocate schedule for a better overall view of office hours.
Amanda Allred
Amanda Allred
Amanda Allred (she/her) is a peer advocate in training. She’s from Kansas City, Missouri and is a second-year graduate student in the Genetic Counseling program. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. Amanda is excited to join the PARC team and hopes to increase the visibility of the office to Brandeis’ graduate student community. Her Fall office hours are Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm.
Tanashya Batra
Tanashya Batra ’21

Tanashya Batra (she/her) is the Violence Prevention Volunteer Coordinator and a Peer Advocate. She is a sophomore majoring in International and Global Studies and thinking about a minor in Legal Studies. As a peer advocate, she is looking forward to helping survivors and contribute to de-stigmatizing sexual assault on campus. Outside of PARC, she is an ambassador for Brandeis admissions, a member of the ‘DEIS Impact organizing committee and an advocate for the Office of Student Rights Advocacy. She enjoys traveling and reading. Her Fall office hours are Mondays from 2pm to 3:30pm, Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm, and Fridays from 1pm to 3pm.

अगर आपको हिंदी मैं मदद चाहिए तो, मुझे मेरे ऑफिस के घंटो मैं आकर मिलिए.

Kaya Bothe
Kaya Bothe ’21

Kaya Bothe (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She is a sophomore studying Health, Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) and International Global Studies (IGS). A fun fact about her is that she can unicycle and juggle! Outside of PARC, she is on the executive board of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and is on the Executive Board of the Active Minds Club. As a peer advocate, she is excited about helping survivors and making a change on campus. Her Fall office hours are Mondays from 3:30 to 5pm, Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5pm, and Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Chila Haber
Chila Haber ’19

Chila Haber (she/her) is a peer advocate and confidential resource at PARC. She's from Wellesley, Massachusetts and a Junior double majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies and Anthropology. Along with working at PARC, Chila loves to perform and is a part of Brandeis Starving Artists, a co-ed acapella group on campus. She is grateful to be a part of the PARC community and looks forward to increasing the visibility of the ofice at Brandeis and contributing awareness to sexual assault prevention. Chila speaks English and is also conversational in Spanish. Her Fall office hours are Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm, Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5pm, and Fridays from 12pm to 1pm.

Si necesitas ayuda en español, por favor venga a mis horas de oficina.

Tamar Harrison
Tamar Harrison ’20

Tamar Harrison (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and confidential resource. She is from Atlanta, Georgia and is a junior with an intended double major in Health, Science, Society, and Policy and Biology with a minor in African and Afro-American studies. She enjoys dancing, listening to music (especially Stevie Wonder), and eating ice-cream. Her goals for this semester are to increase community engagement in the discourse of sexual assault as it relates to awareness and prevention efforts and to assist in the destigmatization of rape and rape culture in the United States, especially on college campuses. Tamar's Fall office hours are Mondays from 12pm to 3pm and Wednesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Olivia Pavao
Olivia Pavao ’20

Olivia Pavao (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and confidential resource. She’s a junior who plans on double majoring in Politics and English with a minor in Legal Studies. She is also the Publicity Chair for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on campus. Some other favorite pastimes include drawing, painting, singing, and reading. Olivia wanted to join PARC because she believes in the work PARC does and wanted to be a part of its mission and help in its important work. Her goal for this semester is to help foster a better environment on campus regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness. Olivia's Fall office hours are Tuesdays from 2pm to 5pm and Fridays from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Serena Shen
Serena Shen ’19

Serena Shen (she/her) is the Media and Communications Coordinator and a Peer Advocate. She is a senior from Great Neck, New York and double-majoring in Psychology and Business with a minor in Creative Writing. Outside of PARC, she is also part of the Events Planning Committee of the Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA). She enjoys writing, refining her photography skills, and petting dogs in her free time. This semester, she looks forward to continuing her work in supporting and empowering survivors and making resources available and accessible to the Brandeis community as a whole. Serena's Fall office hours are Tuesdays from 12pm to 2pm, Wednesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm and Fridays from 12pm to 2pm.

Rachel Snyderman
Rachel Snyderman ’20

Rachel Snyderman (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and the Office Coordinator at PARC. She is a junior from Washington, DC, potentially majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies. She loves to sing, bake, draw, and pet every dog she sees. As an advocate, Rachel aims to broaden awareness on campus about the issues surrounding sexual violence and how it affects the Brandeis community, and to help contribute to the warm and supportive atmosphere of PARC. Rachel's Fall office hours are Mondays from 3:30pm to 5pm, Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5pm, and Fridays from 3pm to 5pm.

Jessica Whimper
Jessica Whimper ’21

Jessica Whimper (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She is a sophomore planning to major in Sociology and minor in Afro-African American Studies. This semester, she is excited to work with the other peer advocates to create events at the PARC. She is also looking forward to bringing awareness to the crime of sexual violence, here on Brandeis University's campus and beyond. Her Fall office hours are Tuesdays from 12pm to 3:30pm.

Kelyn Zhang
Kelyn Zhang ’19

Kelyn Zhang (she/her) and is a Peer Advocate and the Volunteer Coordinator. She is a senior majoring in Anthropology and HSSP with a minor in Art History This semester, she is looking forward to working at PARC and her goal for this semester is to share the knowledge and raise the awareness of sexual assault and sexual health for people with different cultural backgrounds. Her Fall office hours are Mondays from 12pm to 2pm, Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm, and Fridays from 2pm to 3:30pm.

如果你需要中文的服务,我的办公时间是:周一12:00-2:00pm, 周三12:00-2:00pm, 周五2:00-3:30pm.