Meet The Peer Mentors
Keshav is a MSF student at the Business School and will graduate in December 2022. He is doing a dual degree with the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, and so will graduate with both a MSF and a MBA. In his spare time, he likes reading books and playing chess.
Rabia is a 6th year Neuroscience PhD candidate at GSAS from Lahore, Pakistan. In her research, she studies plasticity and memory in the brain, but in her spare time she loves to play with her cat, cook, write, and travel. She is excited to meet the incoming students and run topical workshops with her peers this upcoming year.
Fatma is in Heller’s SID/COEX program. She comes from Cairo, Egypt. She loves traveling, watching movies, and going to the beach. She is excited to meet the new cohort and continue learning with them.
Ashley is a current Social Impact MBA student at Heller. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and served in Kosovo from 2015-2017. During her service, she taught English to primary and middle school students and volunteered with the Cambridge School as an English Teacher. She also worked with the SOS Children's Village Prishtina, served on several volunteer committee groups, and assisted in the creation of the Start The Spark! girls group. Since her start at Brandeis she has participated in the Brandeis Board Fellows program and is Co-Chair of the Black Graduate Student Association. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University. She is excited to be a Peer mentor, connecting incoming grad students with each other, being a resource and a trusted supporter.
Yousuf is a dual degree student in the MS and MBA programs at the Business School. He is a fun-loving person and a foodie. He loves traveling and playing sports. Occasionally, he likes to binge watch TV shows. He enjoys meeting new people and getting to know about various cultures.
Jonathan is from Ghana, and is a MSBA student at the Business School. He holds a BS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Prior to starting his master’s degree, he worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Analyst in two different banks in Ghana over a four-year period. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and supporting people to reach their full potential. In his free time, he loves playing board games and lawn tennis and watching soccer and documentaries. He looks forward to meeting, connecting, and supporting his peers at Brandeis.
Lisa is a second year in Heller’s MBA/SID program. In her down time she enjoys watching TV with her two ferrets Bao and Tilly. Grad school is about making connections and she is excited to connect with incoming students.
Christina is a 5th year neuroscience PhD student at GSAS from Croton-on-Hudson, New York. In her spare time she likes playing guitar, attempting to bake, going to exercise classes, and eating popcorn. She looks forward to meeting and working with incoming students!
Alton is a second year MBA student at Heller from Fort Myers, Florida. Upon completing his degree in history, Alton was invited to serve as a TEFL teacher in Madagascar. During his time as a Peace Corps English Teacher in Madagascar, Alton created two Girls Leading Our World camps and opened an English club at his local school. Alton also worked alongside the top English teachers in Madagascar to help restructure the English curriculum. Alton holds an unbreakable passion towards creating social justice, and believes that education is a viable tool for success that each child is entitled to. He taught social studies at a high school in Harlem. Through his experiences abroad, he gained a greater understanding of current and historical events in both Madagascar and West Africa that he used to broaden his views on the world. These experiences abroad impacted his practice and molded him into a global citizen. Alton is a huge fan of the Miami Heat and enjoys watching sports.
Subhadra is a 3rd year Neuroscience PhD candidate at GSAS from Aurangabad, India. Her research is about computational models of learning and memory. In her spare time, she likes to take care of plants and her fish tanks. She also enjoys reading and trying out different art projects. She is excited to be a Peer Connect mentor and is looking forward to connecting with students!
Ruchi is a MBA student at the Business School and will graduate in December 2022. During her time at Brandeis, she plans on concentrating in both Marketing and Data Analytics. She is working as a Career Captain at the Business School's Career Strategies and Engagement Center and is one of the Business School's Leadership Fellows. Other than these, she spends her time running, swimming, working out, and is looking forward to traveling to places in the U.S.