Meet the Committee
The SHAC coordinator develops the foundation of SHAC, and constantly finds ways to improve and maintain it; organizes meetings; and recruits and hires new members.
Leading members of the SHAC team that assist the coordinator in spearheading projects and planning health and wellness events.
Majors: Biology and Neuroscience (pre-med track)
Being a part of this committee helped me to realize what students can do around the campus to better the facility and the faculty systems. Public health is a broad topic which people are usually unaware of. This committee is dedicated to alter that and to truly advocate for students on campus. We are eventually the bridge between the students and the faculty members. In addition to being a part of SHAC, I am also a member of the pre-health society group and the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra.
Health Center Communication and Outreach
This team is focused on the effective distribution of health relevant information pertaining to the student body, via social media, in the health center and across campus.
Minors: Health: Science, Society and Policy
I joined SHAC to promote the importance of health and wellness at Brandeis as well as to serve as a bridge between the students and the health administration. I hope to help students take advantage of the health resources offered here in order to better the public health at Brandeis. Outside of SHAC, I am a part of Brandeis' hip-hop dance team, Kaos Kids, and Brandeis Mutual Aid.
Major: Neuroscience (on the premed track)
Minor: Health: Science, Society, and Policy
I joined SHAC to spread information about health and wellness on campus, and increase transparency between the Health Center and the student body. Additionally, I am passionate about public health and hope to increase awareness about health initiatives on campus. Outside of SHAC, I am on E-board for the South Asian Students Association, and am involved in Waltham Group.
Majors: Health: Science, Society, and Policy; Politics
I'm thrilled to be a member of SHAC, especially at a time like this where public health is so important. I believe it is essential that we work to make our campus a safe and healthy place for every member of the Brandeis Community. That’s why I enjoy being a part of SHAC as we partake in this crucial work ahead. Outside of SHAC I am involved in Greek Life, Waltham Group and Admissions.
Majors: Biology and History
I am a third-year student at Brandeis, and I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the SHAC team. I'm excited to work with my peers on new health initiatives to improve the well being of Brandeis students! Outside of SHAC, I am on the mock trial team here at Brandeis.
Majors: Health: Science, Society, and Policy; Latin American and Latino Studies
My name is Gabrielle Ruvinsky, and I’m super excited to be a part of SHAC and make a difference on campus. I am excited to be part of an organization that is for students and by students in order to improve public health at Brandeis. I am a second-year student from New Jersey majoring in HSSP and LALS. Outside of SHAC, I am on e-board for the Brandeis LatinX Student Organization (BLSO), a member of BEMCo, and volunteer in Waltham Group. I also love ice hockey (Go NJ Devils!), and I’m a phlebotomist and EKG technician.
Majors: Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Biology
I am extremely excited to be part of SHAC. Community health is essential to the success of students and faculty on campus. I am so happy to be promoting proactive self care and reinforcing a culture of healthy students. Along with SHAC, I am involved with the virtual reality club, prosthesis club and basketball club. I am a first-generation student and looking to do great things.
Majors: Biology and Anthropology
I am a sophomore at Brandeis from Sharon, Massachusetts. I joined SHAC to learn about all of the health center responsibilities and to be a liaison for the students to acquire health-oriented necessities. In addition, I am passionate about creating awareness for community-oriented, patient-centered care. Outside of SHAC, I am involved in Club Ultimate Frisbee, Admissions and South Asian Students Association. and I hope to be a practicing physician in the future!
Major: Computer Science & Business
I’m a first-year student at Brandeis, and I’m excited to be part of the SHAC committee due to its purpose of improving public health on campus. I like to do outdoor sports like mountain biking, rock climbing and river rafting. My goal is to become the best version of myself and serve others.
Administration and Policy Development Team
This team works with campus administrators to review and improve policies that affect student well-being.
Majors: Neuroscience and Biology
In an environment driven by quantitative measures of success, I want to improve students' lives in a qualitative sense. I am motivated by my own successes and want to spread that success to others. In addition to SHAC, I am a skipper in the Sail Club and a coordinator for the Waltham Group program General Tutoring.
Majors: Health: Science, Society and Policy and Biology
Hello, I’m Hannah Stein. I am a third-year student at Brandeis, double majoring in biology and HSSP. I was very excited to join SHAC and become involved in public health on campus. I am looking forward to helping bridge the gap between students and health care administration and make sure that students are receiving the care they need. I’m very interested in nutrition and other health care areas, and I’m currently on a pre-PA track. I recently earned an EMT certification, and this past summer I worked as an EMT and gained valuable experience. Outside of SHAC, I’m on the women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, involved in Greek Life, and a volunteer with Waltham Group. I look forward to future semesters working with SHAC.
Major: Health: Science, Society and Policy
As important as it is to raise initiatives about public health on broader scales, it is equally imperative to think back to our own communities: how can we improve the spaces we most often reside in, and better the lives of ourselves and the people surrounding us? Through SHAC, I am excited to explore this question, as I seek to promote the importance of health and well-being throughout the Brandeis community. Alongside my fellow committee members, I hope to increase transparency and awareness about important health issues, and encourage students to reach out for the support and resources they deserve.
Alongside being a part of SHAC, I enjoy learning about airplanes at Aviation Club, serving on the e-board of UAID (United Against Inequities in Disease), and being a research assistant at a psychology lab.
Major: Computer Science
I'm a junior studying computer science. I'm also very interested in environmental studies and HSSP. I like music and I play the piano in my spare time. I'm passionate about finding problems in our community and make some improvements.
Major: Health: Science, Society and Policy
Making change relies on a breadth of understanding, insight, passion and a good team with a shared vision. With SHAC, I am committed to collaborating with fellow committee members to evaluate and develop policies toward the betterment of health and wellness at Brandeis. In addition to being a part of SHAC, I enjoy participating in the Hillel Jewish Learning Fellowship, flying airplanes at Hanscom Field and serving on the United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) e-board.
Student Body Representatives
This team provides representation for specific populations on campus.
As a part of SHAC, I hope to help international students become more aware of the resources available to them on campus. Being from a different country, I understand how hard it can be to take advantage of these resources. However, health (both physical and mental) should always be a priority, so it's important that everyone on campus knows how to get support if they need it! In addition to being a member of SHAC, I work as a media lab technician in a Biology lab, volunteer as a chatter for Admissions, write and edit for The Justice, and help staff members improve their English speaking skills. In my free time I like to dance, hike, and hang out with friends.
Majors: Computer Science and Film, Television and Interactive Media
Hello! I'm a sophomore hoping to study computer science and film. In my free time, I enjoy making origami and writing stories. I'm super excited to be a member of SHAC this year and I look forward to creating initiatives that will increase awareness about student health and wellness at Brandeis. Outside of SHAC, I volunteer with Waltham Group and I row.
Major: Biology and Neuroscience
Super excited to join SHAC as the new Gateway Health Center Liaison! It's a very rewarding experience to me every time I am able to give suggestions and help people around me on health-related issues. I hope my involvement in SHAC can help promote individual awareness of health and make the most out of our health center. Outside of SHAC, I love food, K-pop music and fluffy animals.
Master's in Project and Program Management at the Rabb School's Graduate and Professional Studies program
I am thrilled to join SHAC as a graduate student liaison, particularly at a time when physical and mental health are at the top of people's minds (or should be!) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an undergraduate, I majored in sociology and minored in psychology, and I was particularly interested in how bodies are represented and how that affects health outcomes. I am currently pursuing my master's in project and program management through the Rabb School's Graduate and Professional Studies program. I work full time as a program voordinator at the Brandeis Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, so I work with adults 55+ who come to Brandeis to engage in intellectual discussions and socialize with their peers. I am also currently taking the Body Positive Brandeis course, which I cannot recommend highly enough! I look forward to serving as a graduate student representative and helping to ensure that Brandeis students can access all of the health resources they may need and that the Health Center can best serve them.