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.

Afternoon Enrichment: 
Jessica Lieberman
David Kapaon 
Nathan Benjamin

Big Siblings:
Avi Cohen
Sophie Brickman 
Krishna Narayanan

Rachel Weissman
Adam Berger 
Tyler Diamond
Kaiwen Chen
Mitchell Beers
Heather Gitler

Brandeis Buddies: 
Elena Stoeri-D'Arrigo
Michelle Wexler 
Emily Horowitz

Budget and Steering:       
Rachel Weissman
Petra Nelson

Community Connections: 
Tove Freeman 
Kira Setren 
Genevieve Oliviera

Companions to Elders:
Linda Nakagawa  
Melanie Gomes
Matthew Chamberlain
Megan (Maggie) Ziegel
Thomas Rossetti

Fundraising & Development:
Eric Gordon
Elizabeth Villano
Jane Berry

General Tutoring:     
Tifara Ramelson
Ledia Erkou 
Allen Ganjei 
Erick Yeung
Andrew Kouides

Habitat for Humanity:
Ian Christie
Sofia Lavrentyeva
Eddy Zheng

Hospital Helpers:
Svetlana Duvidovich 
Idelle Vaynberg 
Tony Tran

Hunger and Homelessness:
Rose Wallace
Petra Nelson
Lauryn Garner 
Max Shpilman

Junior Brandeis Achievers:
Shaina Dorow
Subhasinee (Subhi) Sapkota
Wendy Moy
Kayla Rossetti 
Hannah Mogavero
Eliana Bernstein

Kids Connection:
Susan Le
Eden Shoshan
Emilie Kahn-Boesel

Language and Cultural Enrichment (LaCE):
Zachary Cardin
Sharon Passov
Sam Marlowe

Language Empowering Action Project (LEAP):
Sojin Chon
Hillary Schwartz
Maria Pachon 

Prospect Hill Kids' Club:
Sisana Farley
Lauren Nadeau
Jenna Kahane
Alex Faye
Olivia Devillers
Giselle Silberman 
Justin Cates
Alana Birnhak

Public Relations:
Gabby Zilkha
Emily Conrad

Dan Kats
Benji Bernstein
Danielle Flaum 
Lekha Grandhi

Tutoring in Public Schools (T.I.P.S):
Allie Goodman
Shannon Morrissey
Ariana Schachne
Anna Grandis
Megan Boateng
Herlyne Das

Volunteer Vacations: 
Krupa Patel
Tali Fleitman
Bronte Velez
Justin Bradshaw
Mei Cornue-Hollander