Community Voices

“When I look back at my Brandeis experience, the numerous moments that I had volunteering will be among the richest and most impactful memories that I had here. I am certain that these experiences have helped tremendously to make me the person I am today, and they have contributed greatly to my future plans and life ambitions.” ~Benji Bernstein '15

“Even in Honduras, I had never felt more Brandeisian.  I spent each day with a clear goal to relay justice while expecting nothing in return.  Paying forward the fortune of healthcare access and education ascertained to me that I don’t believe in charity—rather that I stand with Brandeis to create justice.” ~Lauren Phillips '15

“For many, when they hear the words community service, it is met with groans and complaints. To them, community service is a mandated activity, rarely enjoyable because it is forced. At Brandeis University, though, community service is not met with groans or sighs nor is it a great inconvenience, for it is a way of life. The students at Brandeis partake in community service as naturally as breathing.” ~Tiffany Cao '15

“Most of the students at Brandeis would not even consider themselves volunteers. It's just in their natural disposition to help out. A deep sense of community service and volunteerism has been instilled in all of us from the continual, constant sense of social justice.” ~Tiffany Cao '15

“Community service has and always will be a part of my life. It is something that has taught me some of the values I hold of utmost importance and has affected me in unimaginable ways. More so, I know that my ‘service’ has affected others, some more, some less, but nonetheless I was able to, in some small simple way, touch people’s lives. It is the relationships, the connections that I have established with those I have worked with that will remind me, every day, how much I value community service and what it has done for me.” ~Svetlana Duvidovich '15

Contact Us

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

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Meet the Waltham Group Coordinators

Welcome to the Waltham Group Coordinators page. As coordinators, we play an important role in overseeing the 18 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.

Waltham Group Executive Board

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Matthew Nadler
Waltham Group President

Matt Nadler is a junior from Austin, Texas double majoring in Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP). After serving as a General Tutoring and TAPS (then TIPS) volunteer his first semester, Matt became a TAPS coordinator in the spring of his first year, playing a leading role in the program's rebranding efforts. Throughout his time as a coordinator, Matt has focused on bringing in new technologies to make his program better, an effort he has since helped spread to other programs. Matt is excited and honored to serve as the Waltham Group President this year. Matt's goals for the year include implementing the newly formed Waltham Group E-Board, improving volunteer relations and engagement, and finding new ways to increase collaborations within Waltham Group, Brandeis, and the greater Waltham community. Outside of Waltham Group, Matt can be found working as a private tutor, taking photos of New England's four seasons, playing around with new tech gadgets, or trying to finally get his dog to understand how a video chat works. 

Waltham Group Office Phone Number: (781) 736-3235

Waltham Group Program Coordinators

Afternoon Enrichment:
Dariana Resendez
Tucker Ahlers

Big Siblings:
Lucy Miller-Suchet
Claudaya Hood Bey
Lizzy Topper

Blood Drive:
Khushee Nanavati
Krithika Chagari
Brandon Stanaway
Sumana Shashidhar
Zarin Mohsenin
Anisha Purohit
Sravya Shankara

Brandeis Buddies:
Sophie Gordon
Grace Barredo
Kirsten Frauens
Theresa Weis

Community Connections:
Sarah Ernst
Megan Catalano
Ashley Bass

Companions to Elders:
Abigail Gardener
Rebecca Albuquerque
Rachel Marcus
Ghazal Moussavi

General Tutoring:
Rachel Stutman
Talia Loeb
Aninditaa Agarwal
Lauren Chin
Lily Horowitch

Habitat for Humanity:
Jacqueline Smith
Devon Crittenden
Julia Haynes
Angeliki Mougiou
Alex Aldridge

Hospital Helpers:
Ariella Levisohn

Hunger and Homelessness:
Joshua Lepson
Tamar Lieberman
Yvonna Roderick
Janis Li
Nicole Zador

Junior Brandeis Achievers:
Emily Glovin
Audrey Grotheer
Sarah McDonald
Madeline Marx
Camryn Cohen

Kids Connection:
Abby Bergman
Julia Brown
Emilia Pozo
Meredith Levy

Language and Cultural Enrichment (LaCE):
Luis Zuniga
Danny Karp
Edwin Morales
Benji Kemper

Language Empowering Action Project (LEAP):
Danni Cao
Eva Lin

Prospect Hill Kids' Club:
Alek Kopulsky
Lily Eligator
Maya London
Rachel Slayton
Ruth Wyckoff
Calista Dominitz

Service Without Borders:
Mara Khayter
Miranda Lassar
Benny Qiu

Madie Lefkowitz
Nina Rosenblatt
Danielle Bertaux
Zoe Scheier
Taylor Simala

Allan Christian Zelaya Mata
Orly Strobel

Teaching Assistants in Public Schools (T.A.P.S):
Emily Kessler
Vennesa Duodu
Matthew Nadler
Ruth Adade