Where are we?
The Department of Community Service and the Waltham Group are on the second and third floors of the Shapiro Campus Center, respectively. Please stop by to get involved.
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Meet the Staff
Lucas Malo has been passionately involved in service for almost 20 years and is eager to support, advise and facilitate opportunities locally and globally as an active member of the Brandeis community. He began his Brandeis career in 2005 in the Department of Residence Life and moved to Community Service in spring 2008. Malo holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Saint Michael's College and a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maine. Beyond Brandeis, he enjoys playing tennis, shopping, traveling and playing board games. Malo invites students to visit his office on the second floor of the Shapiro Campus Center.
Kelly Whiffen joined Brandeis in 2010 as the Department Coordinator of Student Activities and Community Service. Before coming to Brandeis, she worked in several coordinating roles, including Weekly Ad Coordinator and Schedule Coordinator at CVS Caremark and Communications Coordinator at Camp West Woods. She also worked with students as a gymnastics coach. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ithaca College, where she was actively involved in campus life as a gymnast for the school's Varsity team, copy editor for the school's newspaper and co-director of a Christian retreat. Outside of Brandeis, Kelly enjoys running, reading and volunteering with her church.
Educational Program Consultant
Sarah McLaughlin is the Principal of the Dever-McCormack school in Boston (Dorchester). The K-8 school with nearly 1,100 students is one of the state’s 35 turnaround schools. Previously, Sarah was the Director of the Office of School Redesign at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She is a former Teach For America corps member who taught elementary school in Washington DC and later served as a Program Director at a middle school in New York City. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University.
Lindsey Miller comes to Brandeis from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Social and Economic Justice. As a student, she dedicated her time to a student-led service-learning program called SMART Mentoring, in which UNC students are matched with middle school-aged youth in the area while also enrolled in a sociology course designed to aid students in their mentoring experiences. She also worked in a psychology lab, played field hockey and volunteered regularly at a local elementary school. Lindsey plans to return to school for a degree in social work after spending several years getting practical experience in the field. She is passionate about connecting campuses and communities and is eager to spend her year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Brandeis working with enthusiastic service-minded students.
Higher Education Graduate Intern
Jack Korpob is a graduate student at Northeastern University studying College Student Development and Counseling and comes to Brandeis as the Higher Education Intern. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego in 2010 and was heavily involved in sleep research and tutored Calculus students on-campus. He began his passion for service mostly in part through his participation in the Alternative Breaks@UCSD program. He went on to lead 4 trips and was a Co-Coordinator for 2 years. He has since completed two years of AmeriCorps service through City Year Boston. Upon graduation, Jack hopes to enter the field of Higher Education/Student Affairs. In his free time, Jack loves to watch movies, cook/try new restaurants, and run. He is super excited to be part of the team this year in supporting students who love service and those who are totally new to it!
Commitment to Service Program Coordinator
Melanie Allen is a graduate student at Brandeis University studying Sustainable International Development in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Delaware in 2013, where she was actively involved in service initiatives and pushing forward social justice efforts. She helped to establish the University of Delaware’s first Alternative Break program, and was a site leader for two service trips focused on environmental conservation. She is also a co-founder of the Down to Earth Food Co-op, an independent group of students who value locally-produced and naturally-grown food, and democracy and respect for human rights in our food system. Melanie has participated in service initiatives at a more international level, working with a locally run NGO, the Center for Environmental Impact Analysis (CEIA), in Ghana, West Africa. She had the chance to be involved with various aspects of the NGO’s operations, including grant writing, environmental assessments, and fundraising proposals, though the focus of her work was on environmental education. She helped to design a curriculum for Environmental Clubs established in primary and junior high schools in Cape Coast focusing on climate change and public waste management. Outside of Brandeis, Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, and experimenting in the kitchen! She is excited to join the Community Service team at Brandeis and to remain connected with those who share a common passion for serving and giving back!
Waltham Group Budget and Steering- Assessment Coordinator
Estie Martin is a senior from Newton, MA, and is majoring in Studio Art and Anthropology. She is a coordinator for SPECTRUM, a Waltham Group program that serves children with special needs and their families, and plans on pursuing a job working with special needs populations, either in special education or occupational therapy. She tutors through the ELL program, works at the Rose Art Museum as a tour guide, and especially loves designing art programs for all kinds of kids. She is so proud of the work the Waltham Group does and is so excited about being part of its direction this year.
Waltham Group Budget and Steering- Monday Night Meeting Coordinator
Nate Shammay is a senior from Hollywood, Florida majoring in Biochemistry. He is a coordinator for Waltham Group's Hunger and Homelessness, a program that provides food and clothing for the needy through community collection drives and weekly cooking services. He likes teaching and the sharing of knowledge and so he tutors through Waltham Group and is a teaching assistant for the Brandeis Organic Chemistry courses. He enjoys designing and participating in projects that serve a practical need in the community. He is humbled to be a part of such a great team of leaders and is excited to work together with the Department of Community Service to make an impact in Waltham.
Eva Chiu is a pre-dental senior from Belmont, MA majoring in Biology. In addition to her role in Budget and Steering, she is also a coordinator for Kids Connection, a Waltham Group program that works to support the mission of the Waltham Boys and Girls Club and Chill Zone. She is very involved in the Intercultural Center clubs and works as a Researcher's Assistant in the Griffith Lab. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on the beach, traveling, watching movies and eating any type of BBQ food. Eva loves to design and support programs that make direct impacts to the community and is thrilled to work with the Waltham Group coordinators and administration this year.
Waltham Group Budget and Steering- Budget Coordinator