Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Riley Genevieve Miner

2024 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Riley Genevieve Miner (she/her) is a passionate community builder and organizer from El Paso, Texas. Growing up in a small but very active Jewish community, she has become a leader dedicated to connecting people over shared heritage, traditions, values, and experiences. At Brandeis, she is the 2024 President of Brandeis Hillel, previously serving as the 2023 Vice President, a Community Advisor who fosters connections in the residence halls on campus, and both a religious school teacher and program coordinator through the Boston-Area Jewish Education Program (BJEP). Riley is an alumna of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship and the Samuels Scholars Program through COMPACT, which have provided her with opportunities and skills that have enhanced how she has approached community engagement and partnership building. When she is not actively planning or running a community-building program, Riley spends time crafting, reading at local bookstores, or assisting in leading a Youth Participatory Action Research program that is being run by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). Studying Health: Science, Society, and Policy, Anthropology, and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Riley has spent time in fellowships through Jewish organizations like the RAC, JOIN for Justice, and currently the Nachshon Project’s Undergraduate Fellowship, connecting her passion for justice work to her Jewish identity. Riley is very excited to spend this summer exploring her passions for health equity and youth empowerment, applying skills she has in pursuit of tikkun olam, or repairing the world.