Peer Advocates are graduate or undergraduate students that receive over 40 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 Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm ET any day 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. Please refer to the Peer Advocate schedule for an overall view of office hours schedule if you hope to meet with a particular Peer Advocate.
Emily (she/her) is a peer advocate at PARC. She is intending on majoring in Anthropology and IMES in addition to minoring in Arabic. Outside of PARC, Emily is active in the Intersectional Feminist Coalition 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!
Emily is currently studying abroad in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, but will be back at PARC when she returns!
Sarah (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is majoring in Computer Science. Outside of PARC, Sarah is involved in Brandeis' co-ed volleyball club. She also enjoys reading and listening to music, and going on bike rides! 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 (she/her) is a peer advocate. She is majoring in psychology. Outside of PARC she 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 (he/him) is a Peer Advocate, a Violence Prevention Educator, and the Office Coordinator at PARC. He's coming all the way from Asuncion, Paraguay majoring in IGS and Psychology. 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.
Si necesitas ayuda, ven a mi horario de oficina por favor.
Se hai bisogno di aiuto, vieni nel mio ufficio per favore.
Reikotevẽro pytyvõ, eju che rendápe roñemonguetá hag̃ua.
Hannah (she, her, hers) is a Violence Prevention Educator and Peer Advocate at PARC. She is from Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Psychology. Outside of PARC, she works as a Phonathon caller. As both a Peer Advocate and Violence Prevention Educator, she is looking forward to helping the Brandeis community learn about violence and bystander intervention and make campus a safer place.
Ali (she/her) is a Peer Advocate, a Violence Prevention Educator, and the Community Engagement Coordinator with PARC. She is 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 (she/her) is a Peer Advocate at PARC. She is 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 (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 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.
Zach (he/him/his) is a peer advocate and violence prevention educator at PARC. He is majoring in Politics and HSSP and plans to go to grad school for speech pathology. As a member of the PARC team, Zach is looking forward to supporting community members who have experienced sexual violence in any way possible. Outside of PARC, Zach is an undergraduate fellow at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and the events coordinator for Brandeis Pro-Choice. In his free time, Zach enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, doing yoga, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with friends.