I am a recent graduate of Brandeis with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. I am looking for ways to combine my interests for sustainable agriculture, culture, and working with people. I am looking for advice as to what type of direction I can take within these areas of study. I have experience in education, summer camp, and gardening/farming. I am looking to explore possibilities in the non-profit world, but am open to any suggestions or ideas. Thank you!
Name: Lilah Doris ’17
Major: Environmental Studies, Anthropology
Hometown: Northport, New York
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I am a recent grad seeking advice from professionals in the biological and life sciences industry. I graduated with a major in biology and minor in anthropology, with some experience teaching labs. I also worked independently in a project lab in microbiology, and did ecological field work in Hawaii. I hope to gain more technical experience in labs prior to pursing a masters degree. I would love to hear advice on starting in the research field. Any advice or connections are welcome!
Name: Deesha Patel ’16
Hometown: Millis, MA
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I am an HSSP major and an anthropology minor. I know that I want to do work in the public health field, but I’m not sure exactly what. I’m interested in incorporating international cultural practices/alternative medicine in the Western healthcare system. What advice do you have for finding careers related to this field?
Name: Takisha Edwards ’17
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I’m a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Anthropology. I enjoy research and would like to get a job this summer that involves quantitative research.
In my classes, I’m working with SPSS and ArcGIS, and I enjoy using both software packages. Last year, I was a legislative intern at the Massachusetts State Senate where I wrote reports on pending legislation and did quantitative research using Excel. I am currently the programming director for the Brandeis Diversity Conference; in that role, I developed the schedule and invited several speakers to participate. Next academic year I’ll be studying abroad at the London School of Economics.
I’m hoping to talk to alumni who work with data about career options involving quantitative research. I’m also hoping for recommendations about ways I can get real world experience with data this summer. As an anthropology major, I would be interested in advice about career options that combine quantitative research with qualitative research.
Name: Christof Rindlisbacher ’19
Majors: mathematics and anthropology
Hometown: Boston, MA
I am a motivated senior majoring in HSSP and politics with minors in anthropology and women’s and gender studies. I am in my first semester of the accelerated master’s in public policy program with a concentration in health policy at the Heller School at Brandeis. I am passionate about reproductive rights and health care accessibility, and I am interested in learning about how to work in the field of health policy, specifically reproductive health. Thank you for your help; I look forward to speaking with you!
Name: Annie Averill ’17
Majors: HSSP, politics
Hometown: Plaistow, NH
I would like to know how to work internationally with small companies and non-governmental organizations. I would love to meet alumni with experience in looking for graduate anthropology programs that have strong experiential components/field work. I would also like to talk to folks who traveled and took up projects as they went.
Name: Sara Taylor
Majors: Environmental studies, anthropology
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
I am seeking jobs and graduate programs in applied archaeology and jobs as a archaeology technician.
Name: Cristin Reilly ’16
Majors: Anthropology, history
Hometown: Tampico, IL
Hello, my name is Rebecca Miller and I’m looking to explore careers relating to science policy/ communications. I have volunteered with environmental groups and have some experience lobbying for a health education initiative. I really enjoy learning about various scientific concepts and then using that knowledge to determine logical solutions to societal problems. I have considered looking into bioethics/ public policy Masters programs post-Brandeis, but was wondering if there might be alumni who have similar interests and might be willing to clue me into the types of career paths available or give advice on what might be the most useful educational or work experiences. I am unsure of whether it is more logical to focus on the sciences or on the legal/ethical aspects of policy as an undergrad, and would also love to hear about the paths others have taken. Thank you so much for your help!
Name: Rebecca Miller ’18
Major: Health: science, society & policy, biological anthropology
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
I am a senior double majoring in anthropology and music, with a minor in classical studies. Since I am graduating in May 2016, and have little to no clue about how to proceed forward, I would absolutely love any advice, knowledge, past experiences, stories, general information or tidbits of brainstorming guidance. Seriously. Any and everything is more than welcome!
Besides my studies, I am also passionate about community service and non-profit work. I have been a coordinator for the Waltham Group since freshman year, and have spent the past six summers working with underprivileged youth. I’ve also run the gamut in terms of summer work, from a camp counselor in Cambridge, MA, to a volunteer in Bangalore, India, to working on an archaeological dig in Kabri, Israel. Since I have been somewhat around the world, I am not too picky in terms of location either.
If anyone has any advice in the fields of anthropology, music, archaeology, classical studies, non-profit, international development or anything that just seems fun and creative, I am all ears!
Name: David Kapaon ’16
Majors: Anthropology, music
Hometown: Northborough, MA
Greetings to the Brandeis Alumni. My name is Marcelo Brociner and I am a sophomore here at Brandeis. I am an Anthropology major with a minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). I wanted to ask any Anthropology majors out there (perhaps Sociology as well) what sort of first-hand experience I should seek out while I am still an undergraduate. I am pursuing a career in music after college, but during/after that journey, I plan to work as an anthropologist. I am doing a study tour in Vietnam next semester which is going to be fascinating, but I was curious to know if anyone knew of any specific projects I could undertake. Thank you for taking your time to read/respond to this inquiry. Have a wonderful day!
Name: Marcelo Brociner ’18
Hometown: Somerville, MA
I’m a senior majoring in anthropology with an interest in broadcast journalism. I’m exploring the various aspects of the field and would love to speak with alums who have experience with reporting, anchoring, executive positions, producing, or anything else related. Thank you so much for your time!
My name is Mara Flack and I am a senior. I am majoring in Sociocultural Anthropology and double minoring in Hispanic Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies. I worked and lived in downtown Chicago this past summer. I am seeking advice about the field of immigration law and looking for networking opportunities in this field as well as advice about law school for next year.
I am passionate about working with individuals with disabilities in settings such as schools and community organizations. I am planning on pursuing a Masters program in Occupational Therapy. Looking for any connections and opportunities for observations in OT or related field or environment working with individuals with various disabilities. Any assistance extremely helpful!
Name: Estie Martin ’14
Major(s): Studio Art/Anthropology
Hometown: Newton, MA
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I am a marketer who is passionate about using my unique skill set to reach out to diverse, multicultural audiences. During my last marketing research internship, I was trained to gain strong communication and data analysis skills to develop customer insights around peoples’ motivations and needs. My double majors in Business and Anthropology allow me to interview and analyze a business strategy both in quantitative and qualitative ways. Although I am an early career candidate, I have the cultural insight, international experience, and educational background to reach the ever-evolving demographics of the US and beyond. I am interested in learning about opportunities to market to international audiences and would appreciate your advice on breaking into the field!
Name: Yifei Sun ’14
Major(s): Business, Anthropology
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