Fall Fest Advisors

Stephanie Grimes
Assistant Dean of Students/
Director of Student Activities

Steve Pagios
Associate Director of Student Activities

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Core Committee

Meet the Fall Fest 2015 Core Committee!!!

Fall Fest 2015 Core Photo

The Fall Fest Core Committee 2015 has been working non-stop to create one of Brandeis' most exciting events. So while you are preparing yourselves for this fun-filled weekend, meet this year's amazing team:

Angela Niu '16
Campus Marketing Coordinator

Angela Niu

My Name is Angela Niu, a senior studying Biochemistry and Business, and I’m the Campus Marketing Coordinator of Fall Fest. Fall Fest provides opportunities for parents to gain real insights into and eventually participate in their children’s life at Brandeis. I love Fall Fest because seeing family reunions around campus just makes me happy. It is wonderful to meet peers’ families too. I consider Fall Fest as important as the graduation ceremony, plus it creates lovely memories to be cherished for a lifetime. Outside of Fall Fest, I enjoy painting and drawing, chatting with friends on Facebook and watching movies on Netflix (especially Disney animated movies). Through our theme “Blast From the Past,” we would like to invite you all to honor the past (not only the official history, but also the past of Brandeis, and the generations in our families), to celebrate the present and to look into the future. Personally, I wish I could take a trip to the 1920s because jazz is my favorite genre of music. 

Elisavet Tsolakis'16
Off-Campus Programming Coordinator

Elisavet Tsolakis

Hi! I'm Elisavet Tsolakis and I'm so excited to serve as the Off-Campus Programming Coordinator for Fall Fest 2015. I’m currently working towards majoring in Neuroscience, Biology, and Health: Science, Society and Policy and am graduating in 2016. I love being at Brandeis for all that we have available on campus, but being in close proximity to Boston is such a great bonus! I am looking forward to hosting events off campus that will make for a great experience for everyone. Outside of Fall Fest, I love to explore Boston with friends, listen to the Beatles and play with my cat Gingerale! Since this year’s Fall Fest theme is Blast from the Past, if I was to exist in any other era it would definitely be the 60s! I really love the music, style and TV shows from back then!

Tyler Friedman '16
On-Campus Programming Coordinator

Tyler Friedman

Hi! My name is Tyler Friedman and I am this year's On-Campus Programming Coordinator. Last year I was the Campus Marketing Coordinator, and I volunteered for Fall Fest in my first and second years at Brandeis. I am majoring in Business, Politics, and Psychology and am graduating in May 2016. I have volunteered with Waltham Group and was an orientation leader in my sophomore year. Since our theme is Blast from the Past I would say that if I was from any other decade it would be the 1980s; I love the music and culture of the time. Outside of Fall Fest I enjoy reading, especially Stephen King; gaming; exploring Boston; watching TV; and spending time with friends.

Lianne Gross '15
Volunteer Coordinator

Lianne Gross

My name is Lianne Gross and I am the Volunteer Coordinator. I am a junior double majoring in History, and Bible and Ancient Near East. I am also minoring in Secondary Education. This is my second year on Core Committee, and I could not be more excited for Fall Fest 2015! My favorite part about Fall Fest is seeing parents and children reunite in the SCC. It’s a such a special moment. I’ve been at the registration table all 3 years I have been involved with Fall Fest, and that moment never ceased to make me happy. I love showing parents what Brandeis has to offer and why it is such a unique and exciting place. When I’m not working with Fall Fest, I am the Artistic Director of the Israeli Folk dance troupe on campus, B’Yachad. I have been Israeli Dancing since Kindergarten, and I am so lucky that I found an amazing troupe to lead! I also work in the SCC Theater with the Undergraduate Theater Collective (UTC).

If I could live in any time period, I would want to live in the Colonial Era, when our country was just being founded. This time period has always been fascinating to me. Ever since I went to Plimoth Plantation with my school on a field trip in fourth grade, the Colonial Era has been a major area of interest to me. The spirit, dedication, and sheer force of will that brought our country into being makes me wish I could live in that time and be part of the revolution. In high school, I worked on the Freedom Trail in Boston and got to dress up like a lady from the 1770s, and that was such a highlight for me – I would go into Boston on the train in my colonial dress, and I would get lots of funny looks! I loved every second of dressing up, because it connected me to the people hundreds of years ago who risked their lives to make their beliefs into reality.

Camelia Zheng '16
Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Camelia Zheng

Hi all! My name is Camelia Zheng, and I'm so excited to be the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Fall Fest 2015! I'm a rising senior majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in HSSP. Outside of Fall Fest, I love baking, free-writing (usually end up in drawing) and running outdoor with friends. I love all things about fall--clear sky, crunchy leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, and most importantly, Fall Fest!  This year’s theme is Blast From the Past. If I can time-travel, I want to fly back to 1928 to help build the Usen Castle (Yes, that famous one!) and carve “a blast (from the past)” into a random brick. Um, I know it is hard. So if I cannot time-travel back, then I wish I could move forward faster to seeing you all in October for Fall Fest 2015!

Tammy Huang '16
Academic Programs Coordinator

Tammy Huang

Hi! My name is Tammy Huang and I am happy to say I am this year's Academic Programming Coordinator! I am currently a junior double majoring in Biology and HSSP, and one thing I absolutely love to do is volunteering and giving back. This is why I joined Fall Fest. I love how it is the time of the year when families and friends gather around and have fun! What can be more relaxing and enjoyable than spending time with the ones you love? But besides that, I love hanging out with my friends and dancing randomly during my free time. One fun fact about myself relating to our theme is if I was from the past, I would belong to the late 1990s because that was when I didn't really have access to technology yet. I missed the times when all I had were my friends and my imagination. We just played whatever came to our minds!