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 Spring office hours are Mondays from 2pm 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 Spring office hours are Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5pm and Fridays from 3pm to 5pm.

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

Sarah Baum
Sarah Baum '22
Sarah Baum (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is a freshman intending to major in Computer Science and Psychology. Outside of PARC, Sarah participates in Brandeis' co-ed volleyball club and is a tutor at Prospect Hill Kids Club. She also enjoys reading and listening to music. Sarah is grateful to have the opportunity to act as a resource for the Brandeis community and she strives to empower and support survivors, in whatever way will benefit them most. Her Spring office hours are Tuesdays 12pm to 1:30pm and Thursdays 2:30pm to 5pm.
Juan Bordon
Juan Bordon '22

Juan Bordon (he/him) is a peer advocate at PARC. He's from Asuncion, Paraguay and a Freshman intending to double major in International and Global Studies (IGS) and Anthropology. Along with working at PARC, Juan works as an ISSO student ambassador and a Spanish tutor on campus. Besides that, Juan enjoys singing (only in the shower though.) Juan is pleased to be a part of the PARC community and looks forward to spreading awareness to sexual assault prevention. He speaks English and Spanish. His Spring office hours are Tuesdays from 4pm to 5pm and Fridays from 2:30pm to 5pm.

Por favor, ven a mi horario de oficina si necesitas ayuda.

Kaya Bothe
Kaya Bothe ’21

Kaya Bothe (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and the Office Coordinator at PARC. 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! As a peer advocate, she is excited about helping survivors and making a change on campus. Her Spring office hours are Mondays from 12pm to 2:30pm and Thursdays from 12pm to 2:30pm.

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 Senior 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 Spring hours are Mondays from 2:30pm to 5pm and Wednesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm.

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

Ali Hagani
Ali Hagani '22
Ali Hagani (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She is a first year who plans on majoring in Sociology, and minoring in Legal Studies and Social Justice/Social Policy (SJSP). Outside of PARC, Ali is a representative with The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) and the Public Relations Coordinator for Brandeis’ Democrats Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching The Office on a loop. As a Peer Advocate, Ali looks forward to empowering survivors and working towards a future where sexual violence is more widely understood and, consequently, extinguished. Her Spring office hours are Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 5pm and Fridays from 12pm to 2:30pm.
Navya Kaur

Navya Kaur (she/her) is a confidential peer advocate at PARC. She is a first-year MA candidate in the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management.  She enjoys art, cooking and petting cats. Navya is looking forward to joining the team and being a resource to the Brandeis community. Her Spring office hours are Thursdays from 12pm to 2pm.

यदि आपको हिंदी में सहायता की आवश्यकता हैमुझे मेरे ऑफिस के घंटो मैं आकर मिलिए.

ਜੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਰੂਰਤ ਹੈਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਦਫ਼ਤਰ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਲੱਭੋ.

Lucy Pugh-Sellers '20
Lucy's bio will be updated shortly! Their Spring office hours are Mondays from 12pm to 2pm and Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm.
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 the President 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 Spring office hours are Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 5pm, Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm, and Fridays from 12pm to 2pm.

Kharmalina Tong
Kharmalina Tong '20
Kharmalina Tong (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She's from New York City and is a third year majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology, with a pre-med track. Outside of PARC, she is a Research Assistant for the Social Interaction and Motivation Lab. She enjoys playing with her dog, Ketchup, laughing with others and listening to R&B. After Brandeis, she intends to attend medical school and focus her career in psychiatry. Her interest in the sciences and community service provides a multilayered perspective on the effects of empathy and mental health of other people and herself. Being a part of PARC allows her to empower individuals and provide a way to increase awareness of resources and support for the Brandeis Community. Her Spring office hours are Tuesdays from 2pm to 4pm and Wednesdays from 3:30pm 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 Spring office hours are Tuesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm and Thursdays from 2pm 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 Spring office hours are Tuesdays from 12pm to 2pm, Wednesdays from 1pm to 3:30pm, and Fridays from 2pm to 3pm.

如果你需要中文的服务,我的办公时间是:周二12:00-2:00pm, 周三1:00-3:30pm, 周五2:00-3:00pm.