Peer Advocates

Please refer to the Peer Advocate schedule for an overall view of office hours schedule. You can always talk to a Peer Advocate during drop-in hours (Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm ET), or, if you'd prefer, you can schedule a meeting with any peer advocate or a particular peer advocate.
Emily Atieh
Emily Atieh '23

Emily Atieh (she/her) is a peer advocate at PARC.  She is a freshman intending on majoring in Anthropology and IMES in addition to minoring in Arabic.  Outside of PARC, Emily is active in the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Democrats group on campus.  In her free time, she enjoys reading literature, listening to classic rock, and messing around with various instruments.  As an advocate, Emily is hoping to support survivors as much as she can, and is grateful for the privilege of being able to do this important work on campus!

Tanashya Batra
Tanashya Batra '21

Tanashya (she/her) is a senior at Brandeis studying Business and International and Global Studies. She is both a peer advocate and a violence prevention educator. She is also the Training and Events Coordinator. Outside of  PARC, she is a TA for accounting and an admissions ambassador. She enjoys yoga, running and reading in her free time. Through PARC, she wants to support people impacted by sexual assault and work towards destigmatizing sexual assault and harassment.

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 a sophomore coming all the way from Asuncion, Paraguay majoring in International and Global Studies (IGS). Besides that, he is also exploring other areas this year such as Anthropology and Psychology. Along with working at PARC, Juan works as an ISSO student ambassador and is helping PARC as an interim Training and Events Coordinator. Juan also enjoys watching shows when he has some free time or hanging out with friends. 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, and Italiano. 
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, Violence Prevention Educator and the Office Coordinator at PARC. She is a senior majoring in Health, Science, Society, Policy (HSSP) and International and Global Studies (IGS). Outside of PARC she is an active member in the Brandeis Climbing Team. In her free time she enjoys going on adventures, hiking, climbing and spending time with friends. Last year she studied abroad in Granada, Spain for the academic year and is excited to be back with the PARC team this year to continue supporting those impacted by violence.

Lauren Formanski
Lauren Formanski '22
Lauren Formanski (she/her/hers) is a Violence Prevention Educator and Peer Advocate with PARC. She is a junior from southern New Jersey, double majoring in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in WGS. Outside of PARC, Lauren is on the E-board of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. This semester she is excited to work towards the de-stigmatization of conversations on sexual and domestic violence while working to prevent its occurrence.
Ali Hagani
Ali Hagani '22

Ali Hagani (she/her) is a Peer Advocate and a Violence Prevention Educator with PARC. She is a junior majoring in Sociology and WGS, and minoring in Legal Studies and SJSP. Outside of PARC, Ali is an Undergraduate Representative (UDR) for the Sociology Department and does legislative work with the Every Voice Coalition. In her free time, she enjoys biking and spending time with friends. Ali looks forward to supporting and empowering those impacted by violence as a Peer Advocate at PARC. 

Dawn Kim
Dawn Kim '23

Dawn Kim (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is a sophomore studying Economics and Psychology. She is from South Korea and speaks fluent Korean. Outside of PARC, she works for the Public Relations Department at Give Orange Boston, which is a non-profit organization aiming at spreading the habit of making small donations. She is excited to be a part of PARC to empower people who experience violence on and off campus.
 
도움이 필요하시면 근무시간에 찾아주세요.

Grace Lee
Grace Lee '22

Grace Lee (she/her/hers) is a peer advocate and the Media & Communications Coordinator 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.

Gabby Pile
Gabby Pile '24
Gabrielle Pile (she/her) is a peer advocate at PARC.  She is a first year student  intending on majoring in Computer Science and minoring in French.  Outside of PARC, Gabby participates in the rowing team on campus.  In her free time, she 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 she is so excited to be able to do meaningful work on campus!
Priya Sashti
Priya Sashti '24
Priya Sashti (she/her/hers) is a peer advocate for PARC. She’s currently planning on double majoring in Psychology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy and minoring in Social Justice and Social Policy. Outside of Brandeis, she enjoys volunteering with The Waltham Group and local non-profits. 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.
ShiLu Vanasupa
ShiLu Vanasupa '22
ShiLu Vanasupa (she/her) is a Peer Advocate with PARC. She is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Legal Studies. Outside of PARC, she is an undergraduate researcher in a neurobiology lab, EMT for Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo), and a fall Orientation Leader. In her free time, she enjoys running, hanging out with friends, or learning how to cook new recipes. As a Peer Advocate, she is honored to support and empower those impacted by sexual violence and harassment.
Monica Villarados
Monica Villarados '23
Monica Villarados (she/her/hers) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Psychology. She is from Ecuador, but lives in Queens, New York. She speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish. Besides PARC, she is a peer mentor on campus and is the event coordinator for Pre-Health Society. She is excited to be a Peer Advocate and hopes to provide support to people who have experienced violence.
 
Please come to my office hours! I would love to help and support you in any way possible. 
¡Por favor ven a mi horario de oficina! Me encantaría ayudarte y apoyarte de cualquier forma posible.
Jessica Whimper
Jessica Whimper '21
Jessica Whimper (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is a Senior majoring in Sociology and African and African-American studies. Outside of PARC, Jessica serves as the president of Voices of Soul A cappella group. She also enjoys drawing and listening to music. Jessica is honored to spend her last year serving supporting and advocating for students on the Brandeis campus.
Zach Williams
Zach Williams

Zach (he/him/his) is a peer advocate at PARC. He is 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.