Community Voices

"One of the things I've come to appreciate most about the Waltham Group is the spirit of those who participate in and coordinate the programs. Everyone is committed to his or her own goals, but is also fully invested with the larger purpose and eager to help make every program a success, not merely their own. It is truly an amazing group of people, and I am proud to be among them." ~Jessica Steinberg '10

"Participating in Community Service activities and Volunteer Vacations has forced me to realize that the day to day conflicts and inconveniences that I experience are so insignificant and so selfish; its not only been a way to be a responsible citizen, but also a way for me to emerge." ~Gina Ahn '09

"I came to Brandeis without a career path in mind, but I'll be leaving knowing exactly what I want to do. And it's all because of LaCE! It's really changed my life." ~Anne Blackstock-Bernstein '09

"Volunteering can be difficult.  That's the nature of it sometimes.  Despite those inevitable challenges, there is always something the individual both gives and gains that's bigger than themselves.  The exchange for me seems so fluid and natural.  The exchange is what makes it worth it" ~Anastazyia Vareschi '09

"I still remember Waltham Group Recruitment Night my freshman year.  I felt like a kid in a candy store.  I wanted every flavor!  I left with a stack of applications, flyers, and a sugar rush.  I couldn't wait to begin." ~Allie Joseph '12


Contact Us

The Waltham Group
Shapiro Campus Center 311
(781) 736-3235

waltham group coordinators

Meet the Waltham Group Coordinators

Welcome to the Waltham Group Coordinators page. As coordinators, we play an important role in overseeing the 20 different Waltham Group programs. Although we each have our own academic interests and come from different backgrounds, we all came to Brandeis with a strong desire to take an active role in the university's community service club.

After a semester or two as Waltham Group volunteers, we each took the next step and applied to the coordinator position. Unlike other club leaders, a Waltham Group coordinator is a permanent position one holds until graduating. Because the Waltham Group is a student-run organization, coordinators have an important job to ensure that the needs of the community — as well as the needs and interest of all Brandeis students — are being met. If you would like to get involved with any of the Waltham Group programs, please contact us.

You can contact coordinators directly via the e-mail provided above or searching the Brandeis directory.

Afternoon Enrichment: aft.enrichment@gmail.com 
Jessica Lieberman
David Kapaon 
Nathan Benjamin

Big Siblings: brandeisbigsibs.wg@gmail.com
Avi Cohen
Sophie Brickman 

Blood Drivewgblooddrive@gmail.com 
Rachel Weissman
Adam Berger 
Tyler Diamond

Brandeis Buddies: brandeisbuddies@gmail.com 
Elena Stoeri-D'Arrigo
Michelle Wexler 
Emily Horowitz

Budget and Steering: budgetingandsteering.wg@gmail.com       
Rachel Weissman
Petra Nelson

Community Connections: connections@lists.brandeis.edu 
Tove Freeman 
Kira Setren 
Genevieve Oliviera

Companions to Elders: companions2elders@gmail.com
Linda Nakagawa  
Melanie Gomes
Matthew Chamberlain

Fundraising & Development: walthamgroupfundraising@gmail.com
Eric Gordon
Elizabeth Villano
Jane Berry

General Tutoring: generaltutoring@gmail.com     
Tifara Ramelson
Ledia Erkou 
Allen Ganjei 
Erick Yeung
Andrew Kouides

Habitat for Humanity: habitatcoordinators@lists.brandeis.edu
Kateri Spear
Ian Christie
Sofia Lavrentyeva

Hospital Helpers: hosp.helpers@gmail.com
Svetlana Duvidovich 
Idelle Vaynberg 
Tony Tran

Hunger and Homelessness: walthamgrouphnh@gmail.com
Rose Wallace
Petra Nelson
Lauryn Garner 
Max Shpilman

Junior Brandeis Achievers: juniorbrandeisachievers@gmail.com
Shaina Dorow
Subhasinee (Subhi) Sapkota
Wendy Moy
Kayla Rossetti 
Hannah Mogavero
Eliana Bernstein

Kids Connection: KidsConnection@Brandeis.edu
Susan Le
Eden Shoshan

Language and Cultural Enrichment (LaCE): wg.lace@gmail.com
Alicia Ball
Zachary Cardin
Sharon Passov
Sam Marlowe

Language Empowering Action Project (LEAP): leapbrandeis@gmail.com
Hillary Schwartz
Maria Pachon 

Prospect Hill Kids' Club: wgprospecthillkidsclub@gmail.com
Sisana Farley
Lauren Nadeau
Jenna Kahane
Alex Faye
Olivia Devillers
Giselle Silberman 

Public Relations: walthamgrouppr@gmail.com
Gabby Zilkha

SPECTRUM: spectrumbrandeis@gmail.com
Dan Kats
Benji Bernstein
Danielle Flaum 

Tutoring in Public Schools (T.I.P.S):  tipsbrandeis@gmail.com
Allie Goodman
Shannon Morrissey
Ariana Schachne
Anna Grandis

Volunteer Vacations: volunteervacationsbrandeis@gmail.com 
Krupa Patel
Tali Fleitman
Bronte Velez
Justin Bradshaw
Mei Cornue-Hollander