About Our Consultants

Adam
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Public Policy (Heller)
Adam is a first-year Master of Public Policy student at the Heller School concentrating in poverty alleviation. Prior to his start at Heller, Adam worked as an adult mental health counselor, which involved writing and reviewing patient-centered treatment plans. He received his BA in neuroscience from Brandeis University.
Alexander
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, History
Alexander Herbert is a PhD Candidate in the History Department. He studies the culture and politics of the late Soviet Union, with special emphasis on youth culture, environmental activism, and radical politics. He has co-taught classes on The Underground, Media and Power in Putin's Russia, and European History at the University of Chicago. Alexander is a freelance editor, and creator of a creative writing magazine called Punks Around (Microcosm Publishing). He holds a BA from Wheaton College (MA) and an MA from Indiana University.
Anya
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Psychology
Anya is a master’s student in the psychology department of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research is focused on prosody and clause boundaries, and she is generally interested in psycholinguistics. She earned a BA in Neuroscience and Linguistics at Wellesley College, where she served as a member of the Wellness Outreach Collaborative, an administrative organization dedicated to improving student wellness outcomes, for three years.
Bar
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Bar is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. His research focuses on modern Jewish thought, intellectual history, and environmental ethics. He has teaching and writing experience in various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Bar earned his B.A. in philosophy from Tel Aviv University.
Basmattie
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Conflict Resolution and Coexistence / Global Health Policy and Management (Heller)
Basmattie is a dual master's student at Heller studying Conflict Resolution and Coexistence and Global Health Policy and Management. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College with a major in Government and a minor in Chemistry. She has had experience volunteering for nonprofits addressing immigration, health, and food insecurity. Basmattie also has experience tutoring new English learners and worked in teaching assistant roles at Bowdoin College.
Caitlin
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, History
Caitlin is a graduate student and teaching fellow in the History Department. Her research interests include women's history, European history, and migration studies. Caitlin received her BA from Colgate University, where she majored in history and served as a peer advisor in the Career Services Department. She also worked as an English tutor and teacher for five years before coming to Brandeis.
Charles
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Finance & MBA (IBS)
Bio coming soon!
Emiliano
Co-Director
PhD Candidate, English
Emiliano is a sixth year PhD candidate in English at Brandeis University and Writing Center Co-director. He received his BA and MA in English from the National Autonomous University of Mexico where he was also instructor. His interests include genre, character and class in early modern theater, religion and poetry, and English-Spanish translation. Emiliano is currently writing his dissertation with the title “Performing a servant’s faithful parts: master-servant relations in early modern drama”.
Eric
Senior Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, Musicology
Eric is a PhD Candidate in Musicology. He has worked for many years as a reading and writing tutor, an editor, and has published his writing in several journals and poetry magazines. Eric has a BM in viola performance from The Boston Conservatory and an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. At Brandeis, Eric hopes to further his research in the cultural significance of the Singing Cowboy and the Cowboy Song. As a poet and performer, Eric is an active member of the Chicago-based touring ensembles, Focus Group LLC., Haiga Duo, and 100 Ducks and is most frequently inspired by collaborative poetic forms, such as the Haikai no Renga.
Hannah P.
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Sustainable International Development (Heller)
Hannah was born in London, United Kingdom, but grew up most of her life just outside of Atlanta, GA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Georgia College in Mass Communication with minors in French and International Studies. Hannah knew that she found intercultural communication fascinating, and that she was interested in nonprofit/ economic development, which is how she ended up being a Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia. Sadly, due to COVID-19, that experience was cut short and she ended back in Georgia. After that, Hannah worked doing outreach for covid vaccines before she came to Heller to pursue a Master's in Sustainable International Development. Outside of school, you can find her reading, being way too competitive about board games and trying to cook a new recipe!
Hannah W.
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Public Policy (Heller)
Hannah is a first-year student in the Master's of Public Policy program, concentrating in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She graduated magna cum laude from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where she earned a BA in Gender & Women's Studies with a minor in Sociology. Between completing her undergraduate education and coming to Heller, she worked as a field organizer on multiple political campaigns. 
Jared
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, History
Jared is a graduate student with the History Department. His research interests include American legal history and the history of capitalism. As an undergraduate at Rutgers College, Jared served as a writing tutor with the English Department while majoring in History and Political Science. He also holds a J.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University-Camden. Prior to Brandeis, Jared practiced insurance defense litigation with a commercial law firm in Princeton, New Jersey.
Jon
Writing Consultant
Doctoral Student, Economic and Racial Equity (Heller)
Jonathan (Jon) is a doctoral student in the Economic and Racial Equity concentration at the Heller School. His research interests include issues of labor, social inequality, culture, race, and ethnicity. Prior to joining Heller, Jon worked as a high school educator for the Claremont Unified School District in Los Angeles County. He holds a MA in social sciences from The University of Chicago and a BA in business from Brandeis University.
Katrina
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Sustainable International Development (Heller)
Katrina is a second-year graduate student in the Sustainable International Development program at the Heller School, focusing on education, gender and youth empowerment. She served as a Peace Corps teacher in Malawi, Africa, where she taught English and tutored ESL students. She earned a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Madeline
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Sustainable International Development (Heller)
Madeline is a second-year Sustainable International Development graduate student at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management on the practicum track. Prior to Heller, Madeline served as a volunteer in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Madeline is originally from Chicago and received a BA in Global & International Studies from Loyola University Chicago with minors in French and Peace Justice & Conflict Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she spent 6 months studying in France. Madeline is also a tutor for the English Language Program and worked at her university's career center during undergrad. When she's not working, she enjoys running along the Charles River and cooking.
Manning
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, Sociology & Heller
Manning is a doctoral student in the joint PhD program in the Department of Sociology and Heller School. Her research interests include cultural sociology, medical sociology, food studies, doctor-patient communication, primary care and network analysis. She is a native Mandarin speaker and can read French. While her mentoring strength is helping students build up research skills (such as brainstorming ideas, critical writing, searching for information, etc.) in social sciences, Manning is welcoming everyone who are struggling with writing and seeking for improvements.
Marie
Writing Consultant
PhD Student, Musicology
Marie is a PhD student in the Musicology and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies departments. They specialize in the intersection of capitalism, gender, and race in the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC in Euro-Western Classical Music. Other areas of interest include queer studies, feminist marxism, Black feminism, environmental rights, and early modernism. Marie also works as editor of the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Music and as intern at the Brandeis University Press.
Miriam
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Social Impact (Heller)
Miriam is a Dual Social Impact Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy student at the Heller School, concentrating in racial and gender equity. In undergrad, she studied Sociology with focuses in gender, social justice, and peace studies. Miriam wrote an undergraduate thesis regarding the abortion rights movements in the United States and Argentina, and has worked on various longer works of writing in grad school as well. She looks forward to working with you.
Myranda
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Sustainable International Development (Heller)
Myranda is a second-year student in the Sustainable International Development program at the Heller School, focusing on education and youth empowerment. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines where she taught English and writing for two years. She has her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Eastern Kentucky University.
Nicholas
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Philosophy
Nicolas is a current graduate student in Brandeis's philosophy department. His areas of interest include normative and social philosophy, philosophy of law, and pragmatism. Before coming to Brandeis, Nicolas attended NYU Law and worked as a litigation associate at firms in New York City and Seattle.
Olivia
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, History
Olivia is a PhD student in the History Department, and specializes in post-Soviet Russian and Ukrainian studies. She has extensive experience as an independent contractor tutoring ELL and ESL students, and is co-founder of her own online educational consultancy. Olivia holds a BA in History from Princeton University and an MA in History from Brandeis.
Reza
Co-Director
PhD Candidate, English
Reza is a PhD candidate in the English department at Brandeis. He studies early modern poetry and drama; his dissertation is on the Renaissance poet John Milton. He is also interested in philosophy and film studies. He received his BA in English from the University of California, Davis.
Robert
Senior Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, History
Robert is a PhD Candidate in the History Department and he is a Senior Writing Consultant and former UWS instructor. He studies imperial and colonial history, focusing on the modern British Empire and the Caribbean. His research focuses on nineteenth-century systems of Asian indentured labor throughout the British Empire and on the roles of scandal, humanitarianism, and governmental commissions of inquiry in stabilizing these racialized imperial labor regimes. He holds a BA in International Relations from Harvard University's Extension School and an MA in History from Brandeis.
Sebastian
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Philosophy
Sebastian is a Master's student in the Philosophy Department. His interests include Marxist and Black political thought, existentialism, and the nature of social identity. He looks forward to working with you.
Sophie
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Anthropology
Sophie is a first-year graduate student in the Anthropology department. She came to Brandeis after earning undergraduate degrees in Biology at Hendrix College and Nursing at Emory University. She is originally from Oklahoma, but has lived and worked in Atlanta, Brooklyn, and Northwest Arkansas.  Her research is in medical anthropology with a focus on death and dying in the United States. She also works as a teaching assistant in anthropology courses.
Tal
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, MAT (Education)
Tal is a graduate student studying in the MAT program. He completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature at McGill University, where his cross-disciplinary thesis concentrated on the philosophy and poetics of ecology and sex in Milton. His current research interests include teaching for equity, antiracist pedagogy, and the applications of multilingual learning in public schools.
Will
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Philosophy
Will is an MA candidate in the Philosophy Department studying political philosophy, ethics, and meta-ethics. He completed his undergraduate degree at William and Mary in 2019, writing a thesis on the nature and role of rights for addressing injustice. Between college and coming to Brandeis, Will worked at a Think Tank in Washington D.C.