ECLC Members (Spring 2015)

Annie Fortnow ’17annie
Annie Fortnow is a sophomore double majoring in Environmental Studies and Health: Science, Society, and Policy and planning to minor in Social Justice and Social Policy and Economics. She is currently in a Common Cause Community with the Department of Community Living and works as a student sustainability leader to educate students about how they can be more sustainable in their dorms. Annie also does publicity for Birthright and the reform minyan group under Hillel. Additionally, she volunteers her time every week at Boston Children’s Hospital in Multispecialty Clinics. Annie has worked with the Ethics Center before as a ‘DEIS Impacter to help implement and promote ‘DEIS Impact, the annual festival of social justice at Brandeis. She believes in the Ethics Center’s values of coexistence, international justice, and educating students on the Brandeis campus about ethics and justice. Annie is excited to start working with the Ethics Center to do outreach that informs students on campus and members of the surrounding community about what the center has to offer.
Emma Silver ’17 emma
Emma Silver is a sophomore at Brandeis majoring in Sociology and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) with a potential Legal Studies minor. She is currently a mentor for the Gateway Scholars Program, and advises international first-years, helping them acclimatize to American culture and to Brandeis culture. She also is very active on the Brandeis Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, fondly known as Banshee, which she dedicates most of her spare time to. Her roots lie at a Jewish summer camp in Santa Rosa, CA, and she loves working with kids—for the past two summers, she was a camp counselor for all ages, soaking up the California sun while giving children the best summers of their lives. In her free time, Emma enjoys playing the guitar and singing, with the occasional performance on Brandeis’s campus. She is incredibly excited to be working with the Ethics Center this semester, continuing the ECLC’s work of familiarizing the Brandeis community with all of the amazing resources the Ethics Center has to offer, and coming up with new and exciting ways to engage undergraduate students in this amazing work. She is eager to bring new perspective and insight to the work that the Ethics Center does, and is ready for an enriching semester.
Sophia Warren ’18Sophie
Sophia Warren is a student, artist, and activist at Brandeis University, studying International and Global Studies and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. As a former student of Catherine McAuley High School (Portland, Maine), she worked for positive social change through community organization, youth empowerment, and the arts. She spent the last four years doing much of this work with Seeds of Peace International. She served on her student council for four years (Executive Board, Senior Class President) and was a Teen Ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. Elected Governor of the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program of Maine, she was fortunate to attend Girls Nation 2013. She was a founder of her schools Gay, Straight, Transgender Alliance and volunteered for the “Yes on One” campaign initiative to legalize gay marriage in Maine, which was legalized November 6, 2012. Sophia is excited to be a part of the Ethics Center Leadership Council team. She believes strongly in the goals and values embodied by the Ethics Center, and can’t wait to begin promoting the programming and opportunities unique to it with the Brandeis and Waltham communities.

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