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: Assessment & Impact
Emily Kessler ’19, is a Women, Gender & Sexuality studies major with minors in Legal studies and Social Justice & Social Policy (SJSP). Emily is from Brooklyn, New York but has been lucky to call both Waltham and Jaipur (where she studied abroad last spring) home. She began her career of engagement with the greater Waltham community as a volunteer for TAPS (Teaching Assistants in Public Schools) and later became one of its coordinators. She can usually be found in the Waltham Group office, leading a Bystander training for OPS or teaching art to children on the weekends. In the Assessment and Impact role, Emily is excited to gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of service at Brandeis and looks forward to working with so many talented leaders of service engagement both on and off-campus.
Focus Area: Training & Retention
Maya London ‘19 is from Davis, California. She is majoring in Biology and HSSP (Health: Science, Society and Policy) and is pre-med. Maya was a midyear and started her Brandeis career living in Nepal and volunteering at a local hospital. Once she arrived at Brandeis she joined Prospect Hill Kid’s Club as a volunteer and later became a coordinator in her sophomore year. She began working on DCS volunteer training programs her sophomore spring and is ecstatic to continue that work as a Community Engagement Ambassador. Maya is passionate about community-based programming, healthcare access, women’s health and establishing clear goals and expectations so that all projects partners feel heard and benefit from the work they do. She is excited to serve as a resource for community service clubs on campus to think about their interactions with the greater Waltham community to promote mutual learning and learn more about all of the amazing ways Brandeis students engage with the community. Outside of community service, Maya can be found in the library studying, singing or cooking delicious meals with her friends.
Focus Area: Partnership & Collaboration
Bits Sangiorgi ‘20, from Southborough, MA, is majoring in biology and sociology. She has been involved in volunteering projects from a very young age, and is excited to be a part of the new community ambassador team! In addition to engaging in service during high school, Bits interned at WATCH during the Spring 2018 semester, during which she helped plan the organization's 30th anniversary dinner. Additionally, she is on the Brandeis Asian American Students Association (BAASA) Executive Board and planned their April 2018 charity event. When not volunteering, you can find bits in the library, listening to music, or hanging out with friends. She hopes everyone has a wonderful and eventful school year!
Focus Area: Marketing & Outreach
Maegann Stafford ‘19 studies Health, Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) and History, but loves to spend her free time helping others, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, and catching up on sleep! For her, community service is about using my time, talents, and resources to make a difference in other people's lives. She currently serves on the Executive Board for Students to End Alzheimer’s Disease. She also has participated in community service through the Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) and became active with the Catholic chapel's monthly service trip to Bristol Lodge. Through Waltham Group, she has participated in events like the Red Cross Blood Drives and monthly Memory Cafés organized by Companion for Elders, as well as Homelessness and Hunger's Halloween for the Hungry & Spring Wellness Drive.