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2015 Ruderman Scholars

2015 Scholars

BrombergJennifer Bromberg '15 was a double major in International and Global Studies and HSSP.  For her Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars' summer internship, Jennie worked at the Arc of Massachusetts in Waltham, MA.  She assisted with the coordination of health screenings for adults with developmental disabilities through HealthMeet, which is a project to improve health care for people with developmental disabilities. Following her graduation, she traveled to Somaliland, where she is teaching middle school general science at Abaarso School of Science and Technology.

Elizabeth Chalfin

Elizabeth Chalfin '15 was an HSSP and Psychology double major with a minor in legal studies during her time as a Ruderman Scholar. Lizzy has recently completed a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, and will return to BU next year to complete a Master of Public Health degree. After graduating, her goal is to advocate for and help develop public health policies that address systems of oppression and improve people's social determinants of health.


Jennifer LeeJennifer Lee '15 double-majored in HSSP and American Studies.  Jennifer has worked to assist young people with disabilities in their transition into adulthood at the Stavros Center for Independent Living in Amherst, Mass. At Stavros, she serves as the Systems Advocate for Change. Her responsibilities include advocating for state and local policy implementations that will positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. She also serves as a liaison for state and local elected officials and other disability-centered organizations.

Deanna Marion

Deanna Marion '15 majored in HSSP and Anthropology and minored in Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP). While at Brandeis, she worked as an Urban Youth Program intern at LifeLinks, Inc., where she continues to work as a Training Specialist on the Clinical Team. In addition to her work at LifeLinks, Deanna is also a member of The Arc's National Sibling Council.


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