ECLC Members (Fall 2013)
Erica Granor ’15
Erica Granor is a junior majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy. Erica went to Peru in February, 2013 where she saw healthcare inequalities firsthand. Since then, she’s interned at Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) and made it her mission to improve access to healthcare across the globe while maintaining culturally-sensitive practices. She is excited to join the ECLC to promote ethical thinking at Brandeis and engage others in conversation about global health issues. On campus, Erica is the Fundraising and Events Coordinator of FIMRC and plays the clarinet in Top Score and the Brandeis Wind Ensemble. She is excited to study abroad in South Africa in the Spring, studying Community Health and Social Policy, and hopes to achieve social justice halfway across the globe!
Amelia Katan is an International and Global Studies and Politics major and a Legal Studies minor. She recently returned from a semester in The Netherlands on the Brandeis in the Hague program where she studied international criminal law. In addition to taking courses at Leiden University she also interned at the International Criminal Court in the Department of Public Information and Documentation. During her time at the ICC Amelia developed guidelines for the production of podcasts to promote awareness and understanding of The Court. Amelia is also a proud member and captain of the Brandeis Debate Team where she has competed internationally in Oxford, Paris, and Edinburgh. In addition to public speaking Amelia is also addicted to backpacking and has traveled to India, Morocco and throughout Europe. Amelia is excited to work with the Ethics Center to further encourage Brandeis students’ commitment to social justice and to promote healthy debate.
Talia Lepson ’16
Talia Lepson is a sophomore planning on majoring in Politics and minoring in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies. A political junkie and avid MSNBC viewer, Talia joined the ECLC in an effort to foster open political dialogue and understanding on Brandeis’ campus, especially surrounding the ethical dilemmas chosen by the Ethics Center. During her midyear semester Talia interned in the White House Liaison Office in the U.S. Department of Education. At the Department, she organized the entire interviewing process for the Executive Director position for the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, an initiative created by President Obama through an Executive Order in July of 2012. Talia is the political coordinator of J Street U Brandeis, a pro-Israel/ pro-peace organization that strives to galvanize Brandeis students in supporting a two-state solution among Israelis and Palestinians. She also serves on the Advocacy Day planning committee for the J Street national conference set to take place in Washington, DC this September. Talia is incredibly excited to work with the other ECLC members and Ethics Center staff in furthering Brandeis students’ involvement in the Ethics Center!