Student Working Groups

2018 Heller Student Working Groups

Education Working Group 

This group provides a space for members of the Heller community to discuss aspects of all levels of education. The outputs that the group is working towards include a database of education related resources for students to use when looking for research topics or internship placements to contact. 

Meetings: Thursdays 12pm, Zinner forum 

Brandeis University Africa Forum (BUAF) 

BUAF is a student club that shines light on African issues and current events and showcases the beauty of the continent through our “Africa Night” event in the spring semester. The Brandeis University Africa Forum vision is, "Creating our Truth in Building the Modern African Narrative at Brandeis University."

Meetings: Fridays at 1:30pm. 

Global Goals Working Group (GGWG) 

GGWG promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals in real life praxis and the Heller School. 

Meetings: The Executive Team meets every two weeks, the full Working Group meets once a month for events. 

Environmental Justice Working Group 

The Environmental Justice Working Group brings students together to raise awareness around local and global environmental issues and to promote environmental justice and sustainable practices on- and off-campus.  

Meetings: Tuesdays from 12-2pm 

Net Impact - Heller Chapter 

Mobilizing students to use their skills and careers to drive transformational social and environmental change through the power of business.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 5pm

DisABILITY Working Group 

This group provides a space for members of the Heller community to discuss aspects of forms of ability status. The outputs that the group is working towards include a database of disability related resources for students to use when looking for research topics or internship placements to contact. This database is housed on a website facilitated by the group. 

Meetings: Fridays at 9am, room 119

Sin Fronteras 

Sin Fronteras is here to create a space for Latinx graduate and PhD Brandeis students to celebrate the Latinx culture and also plan events around advocacy and professional development. 

Meetings: Mondays from 5:00-6:15pm 

Gender Working Group (GWG)

The GWG approaches development from a gender perspective by making space in the development dialogue for discourse surrounding gender inequality, gender identity, and sexuality. Our goal is to be as inclusive and intersectional as possible, and to foster important and meaningful discussions through speakers, movie screenings, discussion groups, and campaigns. 

Meetings: Biweekly on Thursdays at 12pm 

Steps to creating a working group 

1. Check the list of current working groups to determine if you can work with an existing group. A streamlined list of working groups means events are less likely to overlap with each other!

2. Draft a short introduction to the objectives, goals and proposed activities of the working group. 

3. Meet with the Assistant Dean of Student and Academic Services, Ravi Lakshmikanthan (kanthan@brandeis.edu), to discuss your idea(s).

Contact Information

Maria Madison, Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

Office: Heller-Schneider 119

Phone: 781-736-3886

Email: mtm@brandeis.edu