About Our Consultants

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.

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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Michelle
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Ancient Greek and Roman Studies
Michelle is a second-year master's student in the Ancient Greek and Roman Studies (AGRS) program concentrating in classical archaeology. Her research focuses on Roman imperialism and interaction in the ancient Near East and cultural heritage destruction in the modern world. She has worked as a teaching assistant at Brandeis in courses focusing on Mediterranean archaeology and broader ethical concerns about fieldwork. She earned her B.S. from The College at Brockport, SUNY, in Anthropology and History.
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.
Sarah
Writing Consultant
PhD Candidate, Sociology
Sarah is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department. She studies social movements, media, and culture. She holds an M.A. from Brandeis University, an M.A. from New York University, and a B.A. from the New School University. She received a certificate in Digital Pedagogy from Brandeis library in 2019 and has taught Order and Change in Society.
Sivan
Writing Consultant
Master's Student, Jewish Professional Leadership and Public Policy (Heller)
Sivan is currently pursuing a dual MA in Jewish Professional Leadership and Master’s in Public Policy (MPP). She obtained a BA in Psychology from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Sivan has previously studied creative writing in Wales and adores fiction stories, particularly in the genres of mystery and fantasy. She loves writing argumentative essays and research papers as well! Sivan also speaks fluent Hebrew.
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.