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Paris Hodges ’17


Brandeis Inside Out: Paris Hodges

Get the inside skinny on what it means to be Brandeisian from students themselves

Southampton, NY, native and business major Paris Hodges '17 is a guard on the varsity women’s basketball team (along with her sister, Noël ’18), which recently won the ECAC title.

What attracted you to Brandeis?

Basketball. Being able to play the best Division III teams and flying across the country to compete in games attracted me. I was also attracted to Brandeis for its academics, because I wanted a school that would challenge me in and out of the classroom.

What is your favorite class? 

Marketing Management with Grace Zimmerman because she is a great professor who cares so much about her students. She connects well with her classes and explains concepts clearly. Just one of the things I’ve learned is how to critically analyze a company’s marketing strategies.  

What has been your proudest accomplishment outside the classroom?

Winning the ECAC this year with the Brandeis women’s basketball team. To play with my sister, Noël, all season and to travel around the country competing in this tough conference — and then to finish off the season the way we did — is definitely my proudest accomplishment.

How have you changed since you came here?

I have learned how to manage my time better. Because of all the studying I have grown as an individual and I believe I have become more responsible.  

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen on campus?

I recently saw a play in the student center called “For Colored Girls,” about seven African-American women and their stories of love and loss. The play explored what it means to be a woman of color in this world. I loved it and thought the cast did an amazing job.