Meet the Staff

Leah Berkenwald
Leah Berkenwald ’07
Director of Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives

Leah holds a master's in Health Communication from Emerson College in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as a master's in American Studies from the University of Nottingham. She earned her Bachelor's in American Studies with a minor in Journalism at Brandeis in 2007.

Leah currently serves on the New England College Health Association Board of Trustees, and is an active member of the American College Health Association and the New England Health Educator Network. In her spare time she enjoys improv, hiking and creative writing.

Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall
Program Coordinator

Sarah holds a master's in Higher Education Administration from Boston College and a bachelor's in Communications from the University of Delaware. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and snowboarding.


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Michelle Cheng '22
Health Promotion Intern

Michelle is a junior majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Neuroscience. She is looking forward to serving the Brandeis community by helping to promote and spread awareness about health and wellness. She is involved in UAID, a club on campus, and volunteers with General Tutoring on campus as well. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, going for walks, hiking, playing piano, and painting.

Mariuxi Diaz-Rodriguez
Mariuxi Diaz-Rodriguez '22
Health Promotion Intern

Mariuxi is a senior double majoring in Biology and Health: Science, Society and Policy.  She is interested in continuing to make our Brandeis community more unified and inclusive through wellness promotion and education.  She especially hopes to advocate and uplift the voices and wellness needs of students with historically marginalized identities.  Mariuxi is also a Community Advisor (CA) and the Co-President of the Brandeis University Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students (MAPS).  In her free time, she enjoys streaming tv shows, hanging out with friends and trying new food places.

Past Interns

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Devan Chen '22
Health Promotion Intern
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Hannah Jacobson '22
Health Promotion Intern
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Sakinah Master '21
Health Promotion Intern
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Noah Colin '21
Health Promotion Intern
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Luna Kim '20
Health Promotion Intern
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Audrey Kim '21
Health Promotion Intern
Tiffany Bennett
Tiffany Bennett ’21
Health Communication Intern
Alek Kopulsky
Alek Kopulsky ’19
Health and Wellness Promotion Intern
Trevor Lee
Trevor Lee ’19
Health and Wellness Promotion Intern
Anisha Purohit
Anisha Purohit ’21
Health and Wellness Promotion Intern