Student Profile

Gabriela Astaiza '19
Major: Biology and HSSP
Hometown: Queens, NY

Involvement on campus: Campus Center Team (Info Booth and Game Room) and Posse New York

What is your favorite part of your role? My favorite part of being part of the Campus Center Team would have to be the team itself. We have a pretty remarkable team, and we all look out for each other. It's important to find and make time for that support system.

How has this involvement impacted your time at Brandeis? Being at Brandeis which is far from home is hard enough, but having this Team to support me makes it all worth while. 

What made you get involved? I would have to say that my involvement was a result of the Campus Center Team themselves. I knew of the team from some of my friends that were current part of the CCT; I heard great things and I just wanted to be a part of it.

Campus Center Team

The Campus Center Team functions as the operating staff of the Shapiro Campus Center and parts of the Usdan Student Center. The students are easily recognized by their bright red or orange uniforms and huge smiles. Along with providing customer service and information to thousands of visitors a year, the team also helps to support logistical and technical aspects of events in the Shapiro Campus Center.

Hours of Operation

Monday–Friday: 10 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m.–11:30 p.m.

Phone: 781-736-4770.


At the Info Booth, students can borrow dry erase markers for the conference and study rooms (as available), pick up campus and MBTA maps, pick up and return departmental forms, gain access to locked conference rooms, and gain answers to general questions.  In addition, clubs can borrow equipment reserved through the Department of Student Activities.

Team Responsibilities

Info Booth Worker: Serves as the primary point of contact for customers in the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan Game Room.

Reset Crew: Responsible for making daily walkthroughs in the Shapiro Campus Center, adjusting furniture and other items to a professional, clean and default status, and help set up rooms for special events.

Supervisor: Primarily responsible for managing the Shapiro Campus Center and Usdan Student Center during the evening hours and weekends. Each supervisor on the team has a secondary area of responsibility. Collateral responsibilities include programming, liaison for clubs and commuters, morale, and the management of the Game Room.