Derrick Schmidt

Contact Information

Hello my name is Derrick Schmidt, and i'm a Brandeis Graduate Student at The Heller School, working towards a degree in Sustainable International Development (May 2020). I'm passionate about youth development and education, disability and mental health advocacy, and community development. Simultaneously to starting at Brandeis, I began working with BASEC (Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative), a local after school program which specializes in child social and emotional development, and has a heavy focus on the arts. In addition to being a Graduate Assistant with the Waltham Group, I will be doing my master's practicum with BASEC as an Education and Community Development Intern. Prior to being in New England, I lived in China and Jacksonville, FL, and am from the Philadelphia area. I love to play soccer, go bike riding to find great hammock spots, and going thrift store treasure hunting