Peer Advocates

Peer advocates are graduate or undergraduate students who receive over 35 hours of advocacy training to support members of the Brandeis community who have been impacted by violence. They can share a variety of grounding techniques, information about reporting options, support you in planning for your safety and more. They can help whether you personally have experienced violence or if you are worried about a friend. They are also great listeners if you just want to talk.

You can talk to a peer advocate without an appointment from 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday when classes are in session by coming into the office, using our online Chatbox or texting during those hours. If you'd prefer, you can also schedule a meeting with a peer advocate.

Chloe '24

Chloe (she/her) is a junior student majoring in psychology and biology. She is an international student from China. In her free time, she loves taking photographs, reading and traveling. As a PARC team member, she would like to support people around her whenever they need it!

Chloe's typical offices hours are Mondays 3:30-5pm and Fridays 12-2:30pm. 

Danna '25

Danna (she/her) is majoring in HSSP (health, science, society and policy) and Biology on the pre-health track. Outside of PARC, she has been singing and performing for over 12 years for community events and concerts in NYC, volunteers as as support group facilitator for ANAD, is a research assistant for a psych lab on campus, and more. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, strength training, tennis, caffeine, sudoku puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to continue working as a VPE and Peer Advocate to educate, empower and establish a safe, supportive environment for those affected by violence.

Danna's typical offices hours are Wednesdays 3-4pm, Thursdays 3-5pm and Fridays 2-3pm. 

Donna '24

Donna (she/her) is majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) on the pre-med track. Outside of PARC, she is an emergency medical technician (EMT) with the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo), a fall orientation leader and the president of The Waltham Group. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends and family, reading and watching TV. As both a peer advocate and a violence prevention educator, Donna hopes to support the Brandeis community and work to make campus a safe place.

Donna's typical office hours are Mondays 12-2pm and Fridays 3:30-5pm.

Ella '26

Hi, I'm Ella. I don't know for sure what I am majoring in. If you ask me, you will get a more complicated answer than you asked for! I love watching movies, being outdoors, reading and drawing. My favorite seasons are autumn and winter because nothing is better than a nice sweater (try and change my mind). I'm working at PARC to be a listener for those just looking to talk. I'm here to make Brandeis feel comfortable and safe for all of its community members.

Ella's typical office hours are Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 12-2pm. 

Gabby '24

Gabrielle "Gabby" (they/she) is intending to major in computer science and minor in African and African American studies. Outside of PARC, they serve as the publicity coordinator for the Brandeis Black Student Organization and are a member of the Rebelle Dance group. In their free time, Gabby enjoys thrifting shopping, listening to R&B and taking part in social justice initiatives. As an advocate, Gabby is hoping to offer support to her peers, and they are excited to be able to do meaningful work on campus!

Gabby's typical office hours are Mondays 2:30-4pm, Tuesdays 3-5pm, and Thursdays 2-3pm.

Ligia '25

Ligia (she/her) is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is planning to major in biology and neuroscience. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring Boston with friends. Ligia is excited to become a member of the PARC team and work to make Brandeis a safer community.

 "Se precisar de ajuda, venha ao meu horário de atendimento por favor."

Ligia's typical office hours are Tuesdays 4-5pm, Wednesdays 2:30-5pm, and Thursdays 4-5pm.

Martha '25

Martha (she/her) is from the Bronx, New York, and is an environmental studies and IGS major. Martha also works at Lemberg Children's Center! In her free time, she enjoys shopping, nature walks, listening to music and trying new foods. Martha looks forward to fostering a safer Brandeis campus.

"Por favor pasa por mi horario de oficina! Estoy más que feliz de ayudarlo con cualquier inquietud que tenga!"

Martha is away from campus for the Fall 2023 semester. 

Maya '25

Maya (she/her) is a junior from New Jersey, majoring in American Studies and Education. In her free time, Maya loves baking, reading, playing board games with friends, and exploring new things to do and places to go in Boston (and is always looking for recommendations!). She is so glad to be a part of the PARC team and work to make the Brandeis community safer and more supportive.

Maya's typical office hours are Mondays 12-2:30pm, Tuesdays 12-1pm, and Wednesdays 1-2pm. 

Priya '24

Priya (she/her/hers) is double majoring in psychology and sociology. Outside of Brandeis, she enjoys baking, reading a good book and practicing crocheting. Priya is excited to work at PARC to help foster a safe and supportive community to empower others and help them in their healing process.

Priya's typical office hours are Tuesdays 1-4pm and Thursdays 12-1:30pm. 

Ranya '24

Ranya (she/her) is from Riverdale, New York, and majoring in psychology and NEJES. Outside of PARC, Ranya is president of Sigma Delta Tau. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, doing yoga and finding new restaurants! She is really excited about being a part of the PARC team and looks forward to supporting and empowering individuals impacted by violence.

Ranya's typical office hours are Mondays 2-3:30pm, Wednesdays 12-1pm, and Thursdays 1-2pm. 

Sam '25

Sam (he/him) is from Michigan and is majoring in psychology with a minor in English. In his free time, he enjoys nature, listening to music and playing tennis. Sam joined PARC as a way to help create a more supported and safe student body.

Sam's typical office hours are Tuesdays 12-1pm and Thursdays 1:30-4pm. 

Vidushi '24

Vidushi (she/her) is from Mumbai, India, and majoring in economics, international and global studies and WGS. In her free time, she likes to read and walk around exploring new places. She hopes to provide a safe space and emotional support to those who have been impacted by violence to process and heal through her work at PARC.

आप मुझसे हिंदी में भी बात कर सकते हैं

Vidushi's typical office hours are Mondays 4-5pm and Wednesdays 1-2:30pm and 4-5pm. 

Zen '26

My name is Zen. I am double majoring in politics and psychology. Besides being a member of the PARC peer advocate team, I am a member of BSAA, BSO and pottery club. In my free time, I like to read and bake. I work for PARC because it is important to provide help to and support those affected by violence.

Zen's typical office hours are Wednesdays 12-1pm, Thursdays 12-1pm, and Fridays 2:30-5pm.