Student Profile

david herbstritt

David Herbstritt '17
Major: Politics and Philosophy
Hometown: Greenville, New York

Involvement on Campus: Student Union President
What is your favorite part of your role? 
I love being able to make change on campus. Our Student Union has a lot of power to make things happen on campus, and seeing those improvements actually develop and become a reality is just the best feeling.
How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? 
I've been able to make some great friends, and I've done some of the things I'm most proud of in my life during my time on the Union. It's allowed me to do work I enjoy while giving back to one of the best communities I've ever been a part of.
What made you get involved?
A friend encouraged me to run as a Quad Senator my sophomore year, but making a difference and finding joy in doing the work is what kept me involved and motivated me to keep finding new ways to serve the Brandeis community. 


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