Brandeis International Business School

Learn About Our Student Mentors in the BA/MA Program

The BA/MA mentoring program consists of a small group of second-year BA/MA students who support first-years in making academic and career decisions. The program aims to assist first-year BA/MA students with the transition from the Brandeis University or Wellesley College undergraduate programs to Brandeis International Business School, and to help students successfully find summer internship placements. BA/MA mentors are also available to answer questions about the program for prospective students.
BA/MA mentor, Noaem Shurin
Noaem Shurin

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interested In: Private equity, healthcare policy, art of crochet

Noaem double majored in Economics and Afro and African American Studies, with a Minor in Legal Studies. During her spare time at Brandeis, Noaem served as secretary of the Brandeis Debate Society and volunteered at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts. She enjoys learning new skills, cooking and reading the plot summaries of horror movies she is too afraid to see.

BA/MA mentor, Israel Mnyitafu
Israel Mnyitafu

Hometown: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Interested In: Wealth management, asset management, economics

Israel is from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. H majored in Economics and minored in Business. He is pursuing a concentration in Marketing and currently works as a Capital Markets Intern at the Capital Markets & Securities Authority in Tanzania, working with their Research, Policy & Planning Directorate. Israel enjoys reading, watching movies/TV shows and exploring different cuisines (so far, Thai cuisine is the best). 

BA/MA mentor, Morris Nadjar
Morris Nadjar

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Interested In: Investments and finance

Morris raduated from Brandeis University as an undergraduate on the International Business School Scholar Track, having double majored in Economics and Business Administration as well as triple minored in History, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Hebrew. He is the proud previous president of Eta Bheta Rho (Hebrew Honor Society) and an active member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society). He has previously worked part-time as a teaching assistant and at the technology desk, and his work experience includes Capital Markets (Equities), wealth management, sales and treasury.

BA/MA mentor, Arlenys Reyes
Arlenys Reyes

Hometown: New York, New York
Interested In: Economics, business, finance and data analytics

Arlenys double majored in Economics and Business while also minoring in International and Global Studies. Currently, as a BA/MA student, Arlenys is concentrating on data analytics and hopes to use the skills she develops towards a career in business/strategy consulting. She has been interning at JP Morgan Chase for the last two summers, and she interned at Donnelley Financial Solutions the summer before that. Arlenys has been part of the annual Global Gala, multiple admissions panels and the Hassenfeld Fellow Overseas Immersion Program, which have all helped her connect to the school on a deeper level than as an undergraduate student. During my spare time, Arlenys loves to dance, do yoga, travel and get involved in events that promote women and minorities in business.

BA/MA mentor, Ahran Lee
Ahran Lee

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Interested In: Marketing and applied anthropology

Ahran double majored in Business and Anthropology and is currently a BA/MA student with a concentration in Marketing. As having interned at various SaaS Tech-based companies, she appreciates work-life balance. So although Ahran is interested in how applied anthropology can be used to form more wholistic business strategies, especially in marketing, she also spends a good amount of her time avidly watching movies, hanging out with friends and reading magical realism books.

BA/MA mentor, Tal Richtman
Tal Richtman

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel
Interested In: Real estate, finance and politics

Tal double majored in Economics and Politics and was an elected representative to Brandeis Student Union for three years. During his senior year, he wrote an honors thesis about American Presidents' partisan approach toward the state of Israel. During the summer of 2018, Tal studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Tal has internship experience in working for both a startup in its first stages (in Silicon Valley) and for an Israeli bank with more than 20 years experience in the U.S. He enjoys cooking, traveling and studying in the Boston Public Library.