Orientation Programs

For students joining us in Spring 2023, we look forward to meeting you on January 15!

Check out the in-person Midyear Orientation schedule. Don't forget to complete your Virtual Orientation by January 11!

Your Orientation Core Committee has been working hard to prepare for your arrival. Your OL's (Orientation Leaders) are also an amazing resource for you as you transition into your new community.

You can meet the Orientation Leaders (OL's) and Support Team below.

Meet Your Orientation Leaders (OL's)!

Alyssa Allen
Alyssa Allen
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Major: Education Studies; Minors: Legal Studies and Theater Arts
Hometown: Belmont, MA
I am a Midyear!

Amalia Ben-Porath
Amalia Ben-Porath
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2023
Major: Biology (pre genetic counseling): Minor: History of Ideas
Hometown: Wynnewood, PA

Aman Qutab
Aman Qutab
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Major: Psychology; Minors: HSSP & Economics
Hometown: Marlborough, MA
I am a Midyear!

Emily Braun
Emily Braun
Orientation Leader

she/they
Class Year: 2024
Major: Anthropology; Minor: CAST
Hometown: New Hope, PA

Corey Brown
Corey Brown
Orientation Leader

he/they
Class Year: 2023
Majors: Film and German; Minor: Studio Art
Hometown: Groveland, MA

Emma Fiesinger
Emma Fiesinger
Orientation Leader

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Class Year: 2023
Majors: Psychology and Politics; Minor in Creative Writing
Hometown: Houston, TX

Kaija Grisham
Kaija Grisham
Orientation Leader

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Class Year: 2024
Majors: Anthropology, Economics & Film, Television and Interactive Media Studies
Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Solana Jolly
Solana Jolly
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2023
Major: American Studies; Minors: Journalism & Anthropology
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
I am a Midyear!

Sohjeong Kim
Sohjeong Kim
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Major: Chemistry; Minor: Architectural Studies
Hometown: Brookline, MA & Korea

Zoe Lazar
Zoe Lazar
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2023
Major: Sociology; Minors: Education Studies & Business
Hometown: NYC

Madeline Logan
Madeline Logan
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Majors: ENVS & Studio Art
Hometown: Needham, MA

Zach Mayer
Zach Mayer
Orientation Leader

he/him
Class Year: 2025
Majors: Politics, History & American Studies; Minors: Legal Studies, History of Ideas & Social Justice/Social Policy
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Reese Miller
Reese Miller
Orientation Leader

she/they
Class Year: 2025
Major: Sociology; Minors: Legal Studies & Film
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Aman Qutab
Aman Qutab
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Major: Psychology; Minors: HSSP & Economics
Hometown: Marlborough, MA
I am a Midyear!

Elena Yang
Elena Yang
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2025
Major: Biology
Hometown: China
I am a Midyear!

Judy Ye
Judy Ye
Orientation Leader

she/her
Class Year: 2024
Majors: Neuroscience & Biology; Minors: Music & Psychology
Hometown: Brookline, MA

Meet the Orientation Support Team

Zac Gondelman
Zac Gondelman
Orientation Support Team

Zac (he/him) is a current first year student and a member of your class! He and Esther will be working with some of the behind-the-scenes responsibilities related to Orientation as well as having the opportunity to meet all of you.

Intended Major/Minor: NEJS major with minors in Hebrew & Politics
Hometown: Boston, MA
Advice for incoming students: Be YOU! Brandeis is a team sport and we can’t wait to have you on our team!

Esther Rubin
Esther Rubin
Orientation Support Team

Esther (she/her) is also a current first year student and a member of your class! She and Zac will be helping with some of the behind-the-scenes responsibilities as well as having a chance to get to know all of you.

Intended Major/Minor: Majors in Psychology and Education Studios with a Minor in Teacher Education.
Hometowns/Countries: Atlanta, GA, Kenya & India
Advice for incoming students: Don't be discouraged if you don't click with everyone right away.  Each person is finding their place and you will too.

We can't wait to welcome you to the Brandeis community!