The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy

Undergraduate Fellows in Disability Policy

Maytal Bach, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Maytal Bach

Maytal Bach is a junior majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and Anthropology. She is also pursuing a minor in French and Francophone Studies. On campus, Maytal has been involved in Brandeis Bridges and Banshee (Brandeis’ Ultimate Frisbee Team). She enjoys learning and thinking about the continued expansion of universal design to the built environment and the possibility of applying the principles of universal design to policy. Maytal is excited to be working with the staff at the Lurie Institute and is looking forward to lots and lots of learning.

 

Joelle Galatan, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Joelle Galatan

Joelle Galatan is a senior majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and is very excited to be working this year at the Lurie Institute as an undergraduate research fellow. Outside of her academics, she is community service chair of her sorority SAEP. In this role, she organizes community service initiatives and connects sisters to various service opportunities within the Boston area. She also likes to bake challah, and ride her electric bicycle. Joelle is working with her mentor to research maternal health outcomes among deaf women.

Roe Keshet, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Roe Keshet

Roe Keshet is a senior at Brandeis University majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and minoring in Legal Studies and Philosophy. Disability advocacy and policy are her personal, professional, and academic passion, so she is thrilled to have the honor of being a Lurie Fellow this year! Roe has been very involved in disability work outside of the Lurie Fellowship and has spent the last few years working for a disability nonprofit in the Boston area. Roe has also spent her time at Brandeis working with students to improve their English language proficiency and working as a teacher’s assistant for a healthcare-related sociology course. Roe is particularly interested in the impact of stigma and labeling on the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities (particularly psychiatric disabilities) and on the treatment they receive from society. Roe plans to enroll in law school after graduation and pursue disability law as an interest.
Allie Mundis, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Allie Mundis

Allie Mundis is a senior majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP), Sociology, and minoring in Social Justice and Social Policy. She is passionate about public health and health policy, and is excited to conduct disability research as a Lurie Fellow this year! In her spare time, Allie works at the on-campus preschool, and captains the Ultimate Frisbee team. In addition to being a Lurie Fellow, she is also a legal intern at MLPB (the Medical Legal Partnership of Boston) where she conducts research on unmet social-related health needs for marginalized individuals and communities in the Boston area. Allie is looking forward to continuing her commitment to working towards disability justice through an intersectional lens.
Micah Rothkopf, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Micah Rothkopf

Micah Rothkopf is a junior double majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) and Philosophy with a minor in Legal Studies. Over the summer, Micah interned at the Arc of Massachusetts and Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) working to pass key legislation aimed at supporting people with disabilities at the state and federal level. On campus, Micah is also a member of the Waltham Group Brandeis Buddies, a Community Advisor for the Department of Community Living, and a captain of the Men's Ultimate Frisbee Team. Micah is passionate about disability justice, and he is eager to explore research's role in formulating policies that champion and protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Zach Williams, 2021–22 Undergraduate Fellow

Zach Williams

Zach Williams is a senior majoring in Politics and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. Upon graduation from Brandeis, he’s planning pursuing a graduate education in speech pathology. On campus, he is a peer advocate and violence prevention educator at the Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center (PARC) and a member of Brandeis Pro-Choice. This past summer, Zach worked as a community health intern at the Health Equity Alliance in Bangor, where he provided direct services to people living with HIV, people who use drugs, and unhoused people. During his time at Lurie, Zach is excited to connect his interest in disability policy with his work in anti-sexual violence spaces.