2017-2018 Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Ruby Macsai-Goren 

Ruby Macsai-Goren is a senior majoring in Sociology on the Research Track with minors in Religious Studies and Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX). On campus, Ruby has been a Bystander Trainer, an Orientation Leader, an actor in several UTC musicals, and she works for the Office of Students and Enrollment. Ruby completed her PAX internship abroad in Sydney, Australia, with Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World as the Indigenous Partnerships Program Intern, where she designed program evaluation tools as well as leadership materials. She is passionate about rectifying systemic oppression against individuals who sit at an intersection of different racial, ethnic, and religious identities through restorative justice and dialogue. Ruby is currently working on her Sociology honors thesis, where she is exploring Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant congregations' responses to Donald Trump's elections and subsequent policy changes surrounding immigration and free speech. Ruby loves being a PAX minor and is happy to talk about possible peace and conflict-related careers, PAX internship opportunities, or anything PAX-related. Feel free to reach out to her.

Gabriella (Gabby) Potter is a senior majoring in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) with a minor in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies (PAX). They are actively involved in sexual violence and feminist activism on campus, function as a coordinator and advocate in the Queer Resource Center (QRC), and helped with Brandeis's production of the Vagina Monologues this year. Gabby completed their PAX internship with Good Shepherd Community Care in Newton, MA, doing work to destigmatize American culture's view of death, dying, and grief. In the future, Gabby is hoping to do trauma counseling and advocacy work. They would be happy to answer any questions you have, feel free to reach out to them.

Gabriella Potter