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Diversity-Related Groups at the Heller School

Working Groups at the Heller School provide students outside-the-classroom opportunities to work together with other students, faculty, and staff who share a commitment and common interest in an issue related to some part of Heller’s mission.  Working Groups often form around issues that cut across many or all of Heller’s degree programs.  

Faculty Advisers and Student Leaders  •  2015-2016

Anti-Oppression Working Group

Faculty adviser: Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, PhD '06
Student leader: Ty Leisey

Brandeis Net Impact (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Faculty adviser: Carole Carlson
Student leaders: Pallavee Panchal, Kalee Whitehouse, Melanie Morris

Brandeis University Africa Forum

Faculty adviser: Joseph Assan
Student leaders: Henrietta Osei-Anto

Education and Development Working Group

Faculty adviser: Joan Dassin '69
Student leaders: Leah Hoffman

Gender Working Group

Faculty adviser: Kelley Ready
Student leaders: Lindsey Green, Lindsay Dakan, Tenzin Tseyan, Manizha Baraki

Global Youth Development Working Group

Faculty adviser: Susan Curnan
Student leaders: Eliza Chard, Laurence Gleekia

Heller Criminal Justice Alliance

Faculty adviser: Janet Boguslaw
Student leader: TBD

HellerSAVE (Sustainability Initiative)

Faculty adviser: Eric Olson
Student leader: Pallavee Panchal, Cameron Plese, Shivetha Shivarama

Heller Students of Color

Faculty adviser: Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, PhD '06
Student leader: Rima Chaudry

Latin America and the Caribbean Development Working Group

Faculty adviser: Cristina Espinosa
Student leaders: Flor Bluthgen, Annie O'Donnell

LGBTQ Working Group

Faculty advisers: Susan Curnan, Cathy Burack
Student leaders: Abby Alexanian, Dan McConvey

Work, Wealth and Inequality Working Group

Faculty advisers: Janet Boguslaw
Student leaders: Benjamin Kreider, Todd Swisher

Knowledge Advancing Social Justice

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