Leadership

Faculty

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Amy Harris
Gen One Network Program Manager

Amy Harris is the Program Manager for the Gen One Network. As a FLI undergrad and QuestBridge Scholar at Stanford University, Amy majored in International Relations and minored in Education. After graduation, Amy lead summer study abroad experiences to South Africa and Spain with The Experiment in International Living; advocated for and with youth confronting discrimination and low achievement as a Jesuit Volunteer at Advocates for Children of New York; and worked as a public service career advisor and managed student leadership programs for the Catholic Community at Stanford and the Haas Center for Public Service. 

Amy's passion for advancing educational equity led her to Boston College where, as a FLI grad student, she studied Higher Education Administration. During her time at Boston College, Amy served as a graduate assistant in the Office of Residential Life and assisted with research on the experiences of Latinx students in law school. Upon graduating from her master's program, Amy started working at Brandeis in October of 2020. In addition to Gen One, Amy also manages the BUGS peer tutoring and the Faculty Ambassador programs. 

When she’s not working, Amy can typically be found taking class, rehearsing, or performing with a few Boston salsa, bachata, and modern dance companies. Amy can't wait to meet you at a future Gen One event! 

Meet the Advisory Board

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Hi everyone, my name is Amanda Lui! I am a junior majoring in Psychology and HSSP and minoring in English and East Asian Studies. I use she/her(s) pronouns and I am from San Francisco. Other than the Gen One Advisory Board, I am also LIVE committee chair for CAB, Vice President of the American Cancer Society and Co-editor in chief of the BAASA Connections literary magazine. I can't wait to meet everyone in person again!
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Gabriela Mendoza
Hello everyone! My name is Gabriela Mendoza and I am a senior majoring in HSSP and Anthropology and minoring in SJSP. I use she/her pronouns and I am from Surprise, AZ. Aside from being on the Generation One Advisory Board I am also a part of the varsity swim team and I am an Epidemiology tutor. I look forward to being a part of the advisory board again this year and serving the Brandeis FGLI community!
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Kelly Zheng

Hi! My name is Kelly, a senior double majoring in Business and Computer Science. My pronouns are she/her(s). Massachusetts is my home. Even though I just came here 3+ years ago for school, I really love the environment and atmosphere. I am excited to build a larger Gen One Community this year and to meet all the new members!

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Liliana Perez Diaz
Hi, my name is Liliana and I’m a junior double majoring in Business and Economics with a minor in SJSP. My pronouns are she/her/ella and NYC is home to me. In addition to partaking in Gen One’s Advisory Board I’m also on the WATCH CDC E-Board, a Community Advisor, a BUGS tutor for Hispanic Studies and I work at the COVID testing center. I am so excited to gather our Gen One Community this year and get to know new members!
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Ngawang Tridytsang
Hi! My name is Ngawang, and I go by she/her/hers. I can't believe it, but I'm already a junior, majoring in East Asian Studies and minoring in business. I've been a local Massachusetts resident for as long as I've lived in the US, and I look forward to connecting with other first generation students through Gen One:)
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Rebecah Kennedy

Hi my name is Rebecah and I’m going into my senior year. I am triple majoring in AAAS, Business, and History. My pronouns are she/her(s). I am from south Florida. I’m excited to connect with my fellow Gen One community this year.

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Srishti Nautiyal
Hello everyone. I am Srishti Nautiyal and I am a rising junior majoring in Physics and Mathematics at Brandeis. I use she/her pronouns. I am from India. I am a part of the Brandeis Debate and Speech Society, a TA in the Physics Department, and an undergraduate researcher. I look forward to building a community of First Gen students on campus.
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Hello!  My name is Tina Li. I’m a junior from Queens, New York majoring in Business and East Asian Studies. In addition to Gen One, I’m also involved in Club Cantonese and the Drawing Club. I also serve as the World Languages and Cultures Fellow.

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Hi my name is Yuyao and I am a sophomore double majoring in business and psychology. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I call NYC home. Aside from being on the Gen One Advisory Board, I am also a captain of the Boxing Club, VP of Public Relations of the Consulting Club, a SSSP peer mentor, and a student worker at the library at Brandeis. I am excited to connect with the Gen One community, especially in person this year!