Peer Advocates

Please refer to the Peer Advocate schedule for a better overall view of office hours.
Tanashya Batra
Tanashya Batra ’21
Tanashya Batra (she/her) is the Events and Trainings Coordinator, Violence Prevention Educator and a Peer Advocate. She is a junior majoring in International and Global Studies and Business. As a peer advocate, she is looking forward to helping survivors and contribute to de-stigmatizing sexual assault on campus. Outside of PARC, she is an ambassador for Brandeis admissions and a tutor for the Waltham group. She enjoys traveling and reading.

अगर आपको हिंदी मैं मदद चाहिए तो, मुझे मेरे ऑफिस के घंटो मैं आकर मिलिए.

Sarah Baum
Sarah Baum '22

Sarah Baum (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is a sophomore intending to major in Computer Science and Psychology. Outside of PARC, Sarah participates in Brandeis' co-ed volleyball club and is a tutor at Prospect Hill Kids Club. She also enjoys reading and listening to music. Sarah is grateful to have the opportunity to act as a resource for the Brandeis community and she strives to empower and support survivors, in whatever way will benefit them most.

Eva Bohn
Eva Bohn

Eva (she/her) is a peer advocate. She is a sophomore planning to major in psychology. Outside of PARC she is a member of the Brandeis Mock Trial Team and enjoys volunteering. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends, bake, and draw. She is excited to join the PARC team and support persons who have experienced sexual violence in and out of PARC.

Juan Bordon
Juan Bordon '22

Juan Bordon (he/him) is a peer advocate and a Violence Prevention Educator at PARC. He's from Asuncion, Paraguay and a sophomore majoring in International and Global Studies (IGS). Besides that, he is also exploring other areas this year such as Anthropology and Computer Science. Along with working at PARC, Juan works as an ISSO student ambassador and a Spanish tutor on campus. Besides that, Juan enjoys singing (only in the shower though). He is pleased to continue to be a part of the PARC community this semester and looks forward to spreading awareness of sexual assault prevention. He speaks English, Spanish, Guarani, Italiano, and some ASL. 

Si necesitas ayuda, ven a mi horario de oficina por favor.
Se hai bisogno di aiuto, vieni nel mio ufficio per favore.
Reikotevro pytyvõ, eju che rendápe roñemonguetá hag̃ua.

Kaya Bothe
Kaya Bothe ’21

Kaya Bothe (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and the Office Coordinator at PARC. She is a sophomore studying Health, Science, Society and Policy (HSSP) and International Global Studies (IGS). A fun fact about her is that she can unicycle and juggle! As a peer advocate, she is excited about helping survivors and making a change on campus. Kaya is currently abroad, but will return to PARC in the Fall of 2020.

Ali Hagani
Ali Hagani '22

Ali Hagani (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and a Violence Prevention Educator with PARC. She is a sophomore majoring in Sociology with minors in Legal Studies and Social Justice/Social Policy (SJSP). Outside of PARC, Ali is a representative with The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII) and an Undergraduate Representative (UDR) for the Sociology Department. As a Peer Advocate, Ali hopes to empower and support those who have been impacted by violence.

Tamar Harrison
Tamar Harrison '20

Tamar Harrison (she/her/hers) is a Peer Advocate. She is a senior majoring in Health Science, Society and Policy with a minor in African and African American Studies. In her free time she enjoys sleeping, tending to her house plants, and going to concerts. She has worked with PARC since 2017 and is excited to continue to be an advocate and support for the Brandeis community. 

Navya Kaur

Navya Kaur (she/her) is a confidential peer advocate at PARC. She is a second-year MA candidate in the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management.  She enjoys art, cooking and petting cats. Navya is looking forward to being a resource to the Brandeis community. 

यदि आपको हिंदी में सहायता की आवश्यकता हैमुझे मेरे ऑफिस के घंटो मैं आकर मिलिए.

ਜੇ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿਚ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਰੂਰਤ ਹੈਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਮੇਰੇ ਦਫ਼ਤਰ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਲੱਭੋ.

Grace Lee
Grace Lee '22

Grace Lee (she/her/hers)  is a peer advocate at PARC. She was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. She is a sophomore majoring in International and Global Studies (IGS), Health, Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP), and minoring in Hispanic Studies. Besides working with PARC, she is the Publicity Chair for Brandeis' Korean Student Association. She is also a member of Brandeis' Kaos Kids Hip Hop Dance Crew. As a peer advocate, she hopes to provide support to those who have experienced dating or domestic violence and spread awareness on campus and beyond.
도움이 필요하면 근무 시간으로 오십시오.

Olivia Pavao
Olivia Pavao '20

Olivia (she/her/hers) is a Peer Advocate as well as the Media and Communications Coordinator at PARC. She is a senior majoring in Politics and English with a minor in Legal Studies. When she isn't at PARC, Olivia is an intern at the EdLaw Project as well as the Publicity Chair for the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on campus. Outside of academic interests, Olivia loves drawing, writing, and listening to music. Olivia hopes to help expand PARC's accessibility and visibility through its social media and empower those impacted by violence on Brandeis Campus and in the greater community.

Lucy Pugh-Sellers
Lucy Pugh-Sellers '20

Lucy Pugh-Sellers (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs) is a Peer Advocate. She is a senior majoring in History, African and African American Studies, and Film, Television and Interactive Media. In her free time she enjoys snacking and organizing. She is excited to be on the PARC team to support and empower people and help increase visibility and accessibility of resources for survivors in the Brandeis community.

Rachel Snyderman
Rachel Snyderman '20

Rachel Snyderman (she/her/hers) is a Peer Advocate and the Office Coordinator at PARC. She is a senior from Washington, DC, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies and Linguistics. Outside of PARC, Rachel is a research assistant in the Aging, Culture, and Cognition Lab and a member of the a cappella group, Rather Be Giraffes. She loves to sing, bake, draw, and pet every dog she sees. As a PARC advocate, Rachel aims to broaden awareness on campus about the issues surrounding sexual, dating, and domestic violence and how they affect the Brandeis community, as well as to help make the warm and supportive atmosphere of PARC accessible to all parts of our community

Kharmalina Tong
Kharmalina Tong '20

Kharmalina Tong (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She's from New York City and is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology, with a pre-med track. Outside of PARC, she is a Research Assistant for the Social Interaction and Motivation Lab. She enjoys playing with her dog, Ketchup, laughing with others and listening to R&B. After Brandeis, she intends to attend medical school and focus her career in psychiatry. Her interest in the sciences and community service provides a multilayered perspective on the effects of empathy and mental health of other people and herself. Being a part of PARC allows her to empower individuals and provide a way to increase awareness of resources and support for the Brandeis Community.

Jessica Whimper
Jessica Whimper ’21

Jessica Whimper (she/her) is a Peer Advocate. She is a junior planning to major in Sociology and minor in Afro-African American Studies. This semester, she is excited to work with the other peer advocates to create events at the PARC. She is also looking forward to bringing awareness to the crime of sexual violence, here on Brandeis University's campus and beyond. 

Zach Williams
Zach Williams

Zach (he/him/his) is a peer advocate at PARC. He is a junior majoring in Politics and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. As a peer advocate, Zach is looking forward to making resources for survivors of sexual violence more available on campus. Outside of PARC, Zach is the co-President of STAND, a refugee and immigrant advocacy group, and the co-events coordinator for Brandeis Pro-Choice. In his free time, Zach enjoys reading, watching Jane the Virgin, spending time with friends, and learning about Judaism.