The Community Engagement Ambassador Program (CEAP) program selects four students with strong leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to community engagement will be selected to serve as Ambassadors. As part of a prestigious leadership cohort, these Ambassadors will work with DCS professional staff to build the capacity of all Brandeis community service clubs.
Focus Area: Partnerships & CollaborationJake Mitchell is a junior from Barrington, Illinois majoring in biology and minoring in secondary education. After volunteering for a semester with TAPS (Teaching Assistants in Public Schools), a group which sends a Brandeis student into an elementary school classroom to assist teachers and students, he became a coordinator with them and began to get more involved in WG. He could not be more excited to join the CEAP team and work in such a collaborative and supportive environment on many projects.
Focus Area: Assessment & ImpactMy name is Erickson Comas Hernandez and I am a first-generation Latino college student who wants to work in public office to improve the representation of not only myself but other minorities. I thrive to help others obtain and get to the right resources they need so that they can challenge themselves and grow their skills. I am a strong believer in that I am what I dedicate my time to and that is my passion for the betterment and improvement of my immediate community.
Focus Area: Training & RetentionMy name is Ruth Wyckoff and I am a senior double majoring in International and Global Studies and History with minors in Hispanic Studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. I am from Titusville New Jersey, where I spend most of my time trying (and failing) to get my dog to look at a camera. At Brandeis, I am a Waltham Group Coordinator for Prospect Hill Kids' Club, a UDR for the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department, and the former president of Brandeis Democrats. Last semester I had an amazing, though brief, time studying abroad in Jordan! Before then, you might have seen me on campus registering students to vote, studying in the library or Waltham Group Office, or standing in line for stir-fry in lower. I am so excited to serve as a CEAP Ambassador and work with students, faculty, and service groups to meet the needs of the community!
Focus Area: Marketing & OutreachHi, my name is Jonathan Joasil. I am a junior double majoring in Biology and H.S.S.P. and wait for it...I’m also minoring in Studio Art. I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, where I was first exposed to the issues relating to community health and well-being. I plan to become a physician as I fell in love with medicine for the opportunity to improve an individual’s and community's health and prevent future ailments. Medicine carved a path of service work for me as it was an opportunity to impact those within a community without the extensive schooling just yet. I am excited to be a part of the Community Engagement Ambassador Program in the Marketing & Outreach position for three reasons: engage everyone on campus in a larger capacity via social media outlets, promote equitable community service opportunities, and advocate for the values that build our connection to community service. Otherwise, you’ll find me drawing and studying in the library or playing volleyball in Gosman.