Undergraduate Admission

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Get to know Brown through the eyes of our best representatives - current students!

Check out the profiles below to learn more about the Tour Guides and Student Admission Representatives currently working with the Office of College Admission. Our students come from across the country and around the world, and represent an array of backgrounds, academic concentrations and extracurricular interests. If any of the experiences below resonate with you, or you have other questions about life at Brown, feel free to email askastudent@brown.edu. Many of the students featured below engage with prospective students through this email account. Whether by email, an in-person tour or a virtual visit program, our current students are excited to share their Brown expertise with you!

Student Ambassadors

  • Ahmad Alkhatib Tour Guide

    Ahmad Alkhatib

    Hello! I am Ahmad Alkhatib (he/him), and I am a member of the class of 2023 from Palestine and Jordan. I am pursuing a bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. I work as a Head Teaching Assistant for an introductory computer science class (CS0111) within the Computer Science Department. There, I collaborate with peer teaching assistants and professors to design and conduct the class. I also work as a student coordinator for the International Mentoring Program (IMP) at the Global Brown Center. We organize and facilitate International Orientation to best welcome incoming international students. Lastly, I enjoy singing and am part of a capella at Brown. My group is called Harmonic Motion and we mostly sing indie pop and r&b. I am excited to see some of you this summer!
  • Maguire Anuszewski Tour Guide

    Maguire Anuszewski

    My name is Maguire and I’m from Winthrop, Maine. I am a member of the class of 2023 studying public policy with a focus on health care on a path to become a physician. Outside of the classroom, I’m a Meiklejohn peer advisor, orientation leader, Whole Patient Chair of the PLME Senate, captain of the Brown Ski team, and marketing director for both Aerial Acrobatics and Brown No Labels--a nonpartisan political organization. I’ve also been able to act with Brown Motion Pictures which is a student film group on campus. I'd love to chat with you about any questions you have!
  • Grace Austin Tour Guide

    Grace Austin

    Hi! My name is Grace and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Cambridge, MA. I took last year off during the pandemic but I am now back and studying Environmental Studies and Urban Studies with an interest in pursuing sustainable urban planning. At Brown, I am a teaching assistant for a climate policy course and serve as a research assistant for the Climate Development Lab. I also a m part of a group called SAKI (Students Against Koch Influence) at Brown. I'd love to answer any questions and chat, so feel free to reach out! 
  • Alice Bai Tour Guide

    Alice Bai

    Hi! I'm Alice Bai, a member of the class of 2023 from Atlanta, GA studying Health & Human Biology. On and around campus, I'm involved with health advocacy volunteer work, creative nonfiction (check out post- magazine!), and clinical research. I'm more than happy to chat about all things pre-med, advising, figuring out your interests, or anything else you can think of!
  • Elysee Barakett

    Elysee Barakett

    Hello! My name is Elysee, and I am a member of the class of 2025 studying International and Public Affairs on the Policy and Governance Track. Outside of the classroom, I am a writer for the Brown Daily Herald, I play soccer at Brown/RISD Midnight Soccer, and I am a part of BOMBS– Brown Org. of Multiracial/Biracial Students. I’ve participated in Brown Outdoor Leadership Training (BOLT), which is a second-year and transfer student pre-orientation program full of camping, hiking and games. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about my experiences at Brown! 
  • Joe Belfield Tour Guide

    Joe Belfield

    My name is Joe Belfield, and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from many places: I was born in the Midlands of the UK, but I have lived in both Savannah, GA and Denver, CO within the last ten years. Outside of the classroom, I work for The Brown Daily Herald, Brown's primary news source, and I am a massive foodie; ask me anything about the Providence food scene! I would be so excited to talk about anything "Brown" with you: from academics, to campus life, to dining, to athletics, etc.
  • John Bellaire Tour Guide

    John Bellaire

    Hello! My name is John Bellaire (he/him) and I grew up in Winchester, Massachusetts! As a proud member of the Class of 2025, I concentrate in both Education Studies and International and Public Affairs. Outside of the classroom, I set on the Men's Volleyball team, serve as a Meiklejohn peer academic advisor, work as a research assistant in the Education Department, volunteer with Brown Votes, staff athletic avents (Go Bruno!), and participate in Brown's Outdoor Leadership Training program! I love the color purple, tying knots, and going for walks, and I would be delighted to help you learn more about Brown! 
  • Noah Bingham Tour Guide

    Noah Bingham

    My name is Noah Bingham and I am a member of the class of 2024 originally from the Hudson Valley in New York, but recently I've spent a lot of time in Western MA and Eastern PA. I am studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with the hope of attending medical school after graduation while also pursuing my interest in space exploration. On campus I am involved with Brown Space Engineering, and Brown's club ultimate Frisbee program, and love to explore the outdoors. If you have any questions about the Open Curriculum, being a Pre-med student, Frisbee, space, or anything else I would be happy to answer any and all of them!
  • Ellie Blumberg Tour Guide

    Ellie Blumberg

    Hi! I'm Ellie. I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Providence studying Public Health and also maybe Comparative Literature! Outside of the classroom I'm an editor at The Rib (Brown's comedy publication written by women and people of marginalized genders), am part of the Brown/RISD standup club, and swim on the club team! Feel free to reach out with any questions about Brown life in Provy or anything else! <3 
  • Adam Brandt

    Adam Brandt

    My name is Adam Brandt and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from London England. My concentration at Brown is in Political Science, but I am also considering a second in Linguistics. I am involved with undergraduate research and the Brown Votes advocacy organization outside of the classroom, and I am happy to answer any questions at all that you might have, especially regarding the international experience here at Brown, the Open Curriculum, the social scene here at Brown, and why I chose to come here.
  • Imani Camara Tour Guide

    Imani Camara

    My name is Imani Camara and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Manhattan, New York studying Psychology. On campus, I'm involved with groups like Camp Kesem, Paper Airplanes (BRYTE), Project LETS as a Peer Mental Health Counselor, Knitting and Crocheting, Black Student Union, and many more! If you would like to hear more about plant-based living in Providence, social justice and mental health advocacy on campus, why I chose Brown, identity-groups, U-FLi or any question you can think of, I would love to hear from you!
  • Tiffany Chan Tour Guide

    Tiffany Chan

    Hello everyone! My name is Tiffany Chan and I'm from Hong Kong and Indonesia. I'm a member of the Class of 2023 studying Psychology and Economics. Outside of the classroom, I'm involved with TEDxBrownU (Brown's chapter of TED conference events and TED talks), the Brown Consulting Club, and I play on the club badminton team. If you have any questions about the international community here at Brown or anything else I'm involved with, please feel free to reach out! 
  • Akshit Chhabra

    Akshit Chhabra

    Hi! I’m Akshit and I’m a member of the class of 2023 from India concentrating in biomedical engineering while also being pre-med. Outside of class, I work with BRYTE, which is Brown’s organization to help and support refugees in the Providence area. I also do neuroengineering research with the Nurmikko Lab. Apart from that, I’m a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor and a Brown Design Workshop mentor for engineering. Looking foward to seeing you!
  • Lauren Choi Tour Guide

    Lauren Choi

    Hi y’all! My name is Lauren, and I’m a member of the class of 2023 from Birmingham, Alabama studying Computer Science. At Brown, I coordinate undergrad computer science research, organize hackathons with Hack@Brown, and help plan Better World By Design’s annual Brown-RISD conference. My favorite part of Brown is getting to meet amazing people (especially prospective students), and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions — welcome to College Hill!
  • Christina Crockett Tour Guide

    Christina Crockett

    Hi all! My name is Christina and I am a member of the class of 2023 from New York City concentrating in Behavioral Decision Sciences with a focus on Education. Outside of the classroom, I am really involved in Brown’s Black Student Union, Brown’s Elementary After-school Mentorship Program and I’m on Brown’s one and only step team Divine Rhythm. For fun, I love playing sports, going on adventures, and listening to music with my friends. If you have any questions, I would love to talk about my experiences at Brown with you all!
  • Rafael Davis Tour Guide

    Rafael Davis

    Hi! My name is Rafael Davis (he/him), and I am a Mexican-American member of the class of 2025 from Peoria, Illinois: a city about three hours south of Chicago. I aim to concentrate in both Neuroscience and Hispanic studies while supplementing my education with research in concussion therapy with a Doctor of Family Medicine from AMS. I also participate as a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor, a writer for the Critical Review (a comprehensive guide to courses at Brown), a volunteer for the Brown Science Olympiad, and a bass member in the Brown University Choir. I am also a member of the PLME, which is the combined undergraduate and medical school degree that Brown offers. Within the PLME, I serve as a Sophomore Class Representative to augment camaraderie and rapport among the PLME classes. Outside of my education and extracurriculars, I volunteer at Clínica Esperanza -- a vaccine clinic that provides linguistically-appropriate care to those in need. If you have any questions, I would be more than thrilled to help!
  • Beatrice Duchastel de Montrouge Tour Guide

    Beatrice Duchastel de Montrouge

    Hi! I'm Béatrice Duchastel de Montrouge and I am a member of the class of 2023 at Brown double concentrating in American Studies and the History of Art and Architecture. At Brown, I love taking the field at halftime as part of the Brown University Band! I also work as a curatorial assistant, doing research in the Hay Library, cataloguing our collections, and planning exhibitions. Outside of Brown, I love exploring all that Providence has to offer—from coffee shops, to local boutiques, and murals.
  • Victoria El-Khoury Tour Guide

    Victoria El-Khoury

    Hi everyone! My name is Victoria El-Khoury (Tory for short) and I am a member of the class of 2024 from McAllen, Texas. I am pursuing a bachelors of science in biology on the neurobiology tract, and double concentrating with either psychology or cognitive neuroscience. I am also on the pre-med track! I work with an organization called Project Let's that is focused on mental health awareness and disability justice. I work as a policy coordinator, and am also a Peer Mental Health Advocate (PMHA) who is focused on helping students struggling with mental health. Additionally, I am part of the BRYTE organization (Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment) that matches students with local refugee students by providing academic tutoring and mentoring. Outside of Brown, I work at a local store and help low income students with their college applications. I also enjoy reading, biking, and taking long naps in the SciLi basement!
  • Maxwell Ferguson Tour Guide

    Maxwell Ferguson

    My name is Max Ferguson and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. I am planning on concentrating in Geology-Biology, and am involved with the Brown E-Sports Club and Climbing Club here on campus. I also enjoy playing spikeball on the main green and basketball at the Gano Street courts. If any of this sounds interesting to you, or you have any questions, feel free to chat with me!
  • Elyse Foreman Tour Guide

    Elyse Foreman

    My name is Elyse Forman, and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Los Angeles, CA. Outside of class, I am a member of the PLME program and Kappa Delta sorority, I play intramural sports, I am a co-founder of the Brown Journal of Medical Humanities, and I am on the Brown RISD Hillel executive board. I also have lots of experience with volunteering in Providence, so I would love to talk about that! Please ask me about clubs and extracurriculars, the open curriculum, Jewish life on campus, the best restaurants in Providence, or any other questions you have!
  • Hayley Gasbarro Tour Guide

    Hayley Gasbarro

    Hello! My name is Hayley Gasbarro and I am a member of the class of 2024 double concentrating in Cognitive Science and Modern Culture and Media. The extracurriculars that I am involved with on campus include the Club Field Hockey Team, Brown Motion Pictures, Musical Forum, Brown's Applied Music Program, and I am a tutor with Partnership for Adult Learning. I am from Barrington, Rhode Island and have a lot of pride for this little state! I would be more than happy to chat about Providence and its surrounding areas as well as answer any questions about Brown's community and the Open Curriculum.
  • Michelle Gibble Tour Guide

    Michelle Gibble

    My name is Michelle Gibble and I’m a member of the class of 2024 from Lancaster, Pennsylvania studying Neuroscience and Gender and Sexuality Studies. At Brown I’m involved Planned Parenthood Advocacy, the Cooking Club, and I also work in the art department. I’m a big fan of the Open Curriculum and have taken classes in many departments so I would love to share its advantages with you, along with all the other amazing things Brown has to offer!
  • Emma Giventer-Braff

    Emma Giventer-Braff

    Hello! I'm Emma, class of 2023, and I concentrate in Music and East Asian Studies. I study Music Theory and am writing a thesis on atonal music from Austria, but I aspire to be a professional opera singer. In my free time, I sing opera and jazz, perform in theatre at Brown, write music, run, work on the business team of Fashion@Brown, and study languages. You can pursue anything at Brown, be it academically, or extracurricularly, and I would love to chat about how to seek out new opportunities in college :)
  • Armeen Golshan Tour Guide

    Armeen Golshan

    My name is Armeen Golshan and I am a member of the class of 2023 at Brown double-concentrating in Economics and International and Public Affairs from Newton, MA. At Brown, I'm a Director at the Entrepreneurship Program, the Co-President of a cultural group, and serve on the Watson Institute for International and Public Affair's Student Advisory Council. Would love to chat about anything related to classes, extracurriculars, and professional opportunities! I'm an open book!
  • Jonathan Green Tour Guide

    Jonathan Green

    Hi! My name is Jonathan and I'm a member of the class of 2025 from Brooklyn, New York! After taking a gap year to work on campaigns, I'm now studying History (and maybe English). I spend most of my free time involved in Brown's incredible artistic community—I've worked on films with Brown Motion Pictures and directed theatre with Shakespeare on the Green. I also write for the Brown Political Review and love to ride my bike around Providence! 
  • Tyler Gurth Tour Guide

    Tyler Gurth

    Hey! I’m Tyler Gurth and I am a member of Brown’s class of 2025. I double concentrate in Computer Science and the History of Art and Architecture. Here at Brown, I compete for the Track and Field team in the throwing events, play Alto Sax in the band, and TA for the Computer Science department. I absolutely love Brown and the community that calls it home.
  • Dana Herrnstadt Tour Guide

    Dana Herrnstadt

    Hi! I'm Dana, a member of the class of 2024 from Maryland concentrating in English along the nonfiction writing track. On campus, I do improv, work on The Brown Noser (Brown's satire newspaper) and am an Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education mentor (which means I teach environmental science and environmental justice in Providence high schools). I'm also a member of a harmonica trio!
  • Grace Jarell Tour Guide

    Grace Jarell

    Hi there, my name is Grace and I’m a member of the class of 2024 from the mountains of New Hampshire! I’m currently double-concentrating in Health and Human Biology and English and I’m also on the pre-medicine track. I spend my weekdays volunteering at a healthcare clinic in Providence where I translate for our Spanish-speaking patient base, and I’m also involved in research at the Women and Infants Hospital. When I’m not volunteering, I spend my time away from STEM with the Brown Beekeeping Society! I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about double-concentrating, pre-medicine, research, or even bees!
  • Vasu Jayanthi Tour Guide

    Vasu Jayanthi

    Hello! My name is Vasu Jayanthi (she/her), and I am a member of the class of 2023 from Wilmington, Delaware concentrating in Environmental Science. I'm currently working with the Hastings Lab on an honors thesis about the role hyperlocal air quality data can play in youth environmental engagement. Outside of academics, I am one of the Meiklejohn Peer Advisors, a First-Year Experience Fellow (basically one of the Orientation directors), a peer advisor and a teaching assistant in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and a member of Brown Abhinaya, our South Asian classical dance team! I'd love to chat about the Open Curriculum, advising resources, the dance community at Brown, or anything else you might have questions about!
  • Alex Jin Tour Guide

    Alex Jin

    My name is Alex and I’m a member of the class of 2023 from Gaithersburg, MD studying Health and Human Biology with a focus on global health. My name is Alex and I’m a Junior from Gaithersburg MD studying Health and Human Biology with a focus in global health. I’m also part of the Program in Liberal Medical Education, fondly known as PLME. Outside of classes, I’m part of Brown Taekwondo, lead trips with the Outing Club, and sing in Brown’s BEST acapella group: Pirates Acapella! I also work as an RPL and a biology tutor. If any of that sounds interesting, I would love to have you on my tour! :)
  • Colby Johnson Tour Guide

    Colby Johnson

    My name is Colby Johnson and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Charleston, WV. Here at Brown, I am an Education Studies and American Studies concentrator with specific emphasis on policy implementation. On campus I am an AV projectionist and film archivist for the MCM department, and I am a member of Fashion@Brown and Students for Educational Equity.  
  • Connor Jordan Tour Guide

    Connor Jordan

    Hello! I'm Connor Jordan, a native Rhode Islander and member of the Class of 2023! I'm a dual concentrator (double major) in Computational Biology and Mathematics, and I work as both a teaching and research assistant in the CS department. Outside of class, I sing a cappella with Beauty and the Beats (our Disney-themed group) and ARRR!!! (the pirate-themed shanty singers of Brown), as well as serve on the College Curriculum Council to help shape Brown's courses and concentrations. Feel free to email me at connor_jordan@brown.edu if you have questions about Brown, RI, research, music, calligraphy, or anything else!
  • Jackson Kelley Tour Guide

    Jackson Kelley

    Hi! My name is Jackson Kelley, and I’m a member of the class of 2023 from Tacoma, WA, studying American Politics, Economics, and International and Public Affairs. Outside the classroom, I’m involved in club sports (tennis and volleyball), various preprofessional clubs (Scholars of Finance, Brown Undergraduate Law Review, Brown Consulting Club, Model UN), and work both on- and off-campus, as a Peer Career Advisor at CareerLAB and as a Starbucks barista, respectively. If you’re interested in social sciences, sports, why I chose Brown, or the pre-professional scene here, I’d love to chat with you!
  • Shazain Khan Tour Guide

    Shazain Khan

    My name is Shazain Khan and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Hopkinton, MA (the starting line for the Boston Marathon), studying Neuroscience on the pre-med track! When I'm not fiddling with brains, I'm involved with Students for Educational Equity, Umeed@Brown, and just playing my sitar whenever I get the time! If you have any questions about the pre-med track (especially if you're not planning on taking a gap year), extracurriculars at Brown, random life things, or anything else, I'd love nothing more than to chat with you!
  • Iman Khanbhai Tour Guide

    Iman Khanbhai

    Hi! My name is Iman Khanbhai (she/her) and I am a member of the class of 2025 from the lovely city of Providence, RI! I intend on double concentrating in Environmental Studies (with a focus on Sustainability in Development) and Economics on the Public Policy track. Aside from the classroom, you can find me conducting oceanography research in a Geochemistry Lab, eating ice cream, and volunteering my time at Brown Market Shares Program, Farm Fresh RI, and SLUG (Student Learning Urban Garden)! Besides that, I also foster my creativity as a chair of Create @ Brown and as an active member of Fashion @ Brown.
  • Calvin Kirk Tour Guide

    Calvin Kirk

    Hey! I'm Calvin (he/him) and I'm a member of the class of 2025 from Chicago studying economics on the public policy track! Outside of class, I volunteer with HOPE (housing opportunities for people everywhere), a housing justice and mutual aid organization, and I'm on the data board for the Brown Political Review, a politics magazine on campus. I also am a member of a quasi-official Survivor watching club! I would love to chat about Brown, Survivor, or anything else! 
  • Connor Kraska Tour Guide

    Connor Kraska

    Howdy! My name is Connor and I am a member of the Class of 2023 from Westlake, TX. I am double concentrating in Economics and International & Public Affairs, and I work as a UTA for the Economics Department. When I am not in class, you can find me writing for the Brown Undergraduate Law Review (BULR), copy-editing for the Brown Political Review (BPR), advising first-years as a Meiklejohn, or jumping rope with the Brown Bouncing Bears. I love fitness, travel, and meeting new people!
  • Timmy Lake Tour Guide

    Timmy Lake

    Hi all! I’m Timmy Lake, a member of the class of 2025 from Fair Haven, NJ. I am intending to double concentrate in chemistry and Hispanic studies, but that’s subject to change (thank you, Open Curriculum). I am a first grade teacher in the Providence public school district through the Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring program. I am also a facilitator of Brown Meditation Community where I lead some of our weekly meditation sits. Ask me about the satisfactory/no credit grade option, what the best library on Brown’s campus is, the coolest neighborhood in Providence, or any other Brown related questions you have. 
  • Samira Lakhiani Tour Guide

    Samira Lakhiani

    Hi! My name is Samira, (she/her) and I am a member of the class of 2025 from Cumberland, RI. I am a neuroscience concentrator on the pre-med track. Outside of class, I volunteer with the Brown Elementary Afterschool Mentoring Program and Alzheimer's Activists. I also write for Post- magazine, Brown's student-run arts and culture magazine. I love going on long runs throughout Providence, and checking out the impressive variety of cuisines and eateries this lovely city has to offer!
  • Liana Lewis Tour Guide

    Liana Lewis

    Hi! I’m Liana and I am a member of the Brown class of 2025. I am an international student from England, and I am double concentrating in Neuroscience and Philosophy, on the pre-med track (but planning to head back to the UK for medical school). Outside of the class room, I am a Meiklejohn peer mentor to incoming students and a member of the podcast team for Brown’s XO magazine. I also compete in a (very competitive) intramural volleyball team, called ‘I Dig You’, and go rock climbing on Sundays with Brown’s Sunday Night Climbing club!  
  • Daniel McDermott Tour Guide

    Daniel McDermott

    My name is Daniel McDermott; I'm a member of the class of 2023 from Connecticut, studying Biomedical Engineering. I sing in the Chorus, I'm an engineering TA, and I play piano at Rhode Island Hospital for cancer patients. I also enjoy building things like surfboards, tables, skateboards, and other cool stuff. I love Brown, and I would be happy to chat about this wonderful place!
  • Pilar McDonald

    Pilar McDonald

    Hi! My name is Pilar and I am a member of the class of 2024 from San Francisco. I took last year off during the pandemic but I am now back and studying Environmental Studies and am doing an Independent Concentration in caregiving and care infrastructure. On campus, I am a research assistant for the Climate Development Lab and a member of SAKi (Students Against Koch Influence) at Brown. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or just to chat!
  • Makayla McPherson

    Makayla McPherson

    Hi everyone! My name is Makayla McPherson and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Simsbury, CT double concentrating in Engineering and Music. On campus, I'm involved in the AMP voice program, Brown University Chorus, the Black Student Union and the National Society of Black Engineers. I also love playing soccer with my friends, thrifting and trying out different local Boba shops. If anything I've mentioned interests you at all or you just want to say hi, please come chat with me!
  • Francesca Mustain Tour Guide

    Francesca Mustain

    My name is Francesca and I am a member of the class of 2023 at Brown studying Environmental Science on the sustainability and development track. I am from Bogotá, Colombia but have lived in 4 different countries. Outside of academics, I am intern for the Office of Sustainability, a programming coordinator at the Global Brown Center, and a volunteer for Inspiring Minds.
  • Yohan Mutta Tour Guide

    Yohan Mutta

    Hello everyone! My name is Yohan Mutta, I use he/him/his pronouns. I am a member of the class of 2023 from Kenya, studying International and Public Affairs focusing on Development and I am also pursuing a certificate in Data Fluency. Outside of the classroom, I work as a community programming coordinator with the Global Brown Center for International Students where I organize events to build community among international students at Brown. I am currently a Royce Fellow with the Swearer Center for Public Service, where I am conducting a research project grounded in engaged scholarship investigating what large infrastructure projects in post-colonial states reveal about approaches to development. I am also involved with the African Student Association, Decolonization@Brown, and the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations, our Model UN conference for high school students that brings over 1000 students to campus every fall.  Beyond my pursuits in and out of the classroom, you can find me exploring Providence’s culinary offerings, working out at the Nelson Fitness Center, or curating one of my many music playlists. If any of this (or more) interests you, it’d be my distinct pleasure to tell you more!
  • Chiamaka Odenigbo Tour Guide

    Chiamaka Odenigbo

    My name is Chiamaka Odenigbo and I am a member of the class of 2024 concentrating in Mechanical Engineering. While I do live in Michigan now, New Rochelle, New York is where I call home! Outside of the classroom and this lovely job, I am on the track and field team here where I compete in both triple jump and the heptathlon. I'd love to chat about absolutely anything and everything Brown :)).
  • Arushi Parekh Tour Guide

    Arushi Parekh

    My name is Arushi and I am a member of the class of 2024 from Westchester County, NY. I am concentrating in International and Public Affairs as well as Classics. Aside from academics, I am a member of the Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program where I advise first-year students on how to acclimate to college life at Brown. I am also a consultant with Brown’s Global Research and Consulting Group and a member of Fashion@Brown. If you have any questions about navigating the Open Curriculum, extracurricular activities, or anything else about Brown, please feel free to reach out!
  • Tanya Qu Tour Guide

    Tanya Qu

    Hey!!! I'm Tanya Qu, I'm a member of the class of 2025 at Brown originally from Chapel Hill, NC, and I'm pursuing an independent concentration in Law, Philosophy, and Economics and possibly doubling in music or visual arts. For music @ brown, I've been in ensembles (Orchestra, Jazz Band, World Music Ensemble) and am a part of the most funded student team on campus in charge of putting on the annual Spring Weekend Festival. For visual art @ brown, I was admitted to RISD, I run events for Ivy Film Festival, and I'm a designer for the campus lit/art publication The Indy. Lastly, I'm a part of Brown Market Shares, I'm working at a criminal investigation firm, I've done soccer and intramurals, and I actually went to a STEM high school. So my life is all over the place.  
  • Vikas Rana Tour Guide

    Vikas Rana

    My name is Vikas Rana, and I am a member of the class of 2024 from right outside of Philadelphia, PA. I am concentrating in chemistry, but love taking advantage of the Open Curriculum to explore classes in other departments, like history and contemplative studies. I am part of the TEDx club here on campus and do research in the Wharton Lab, studying ALS through fruit flies. In my free time, I love to go on runs or bike rides around campus and along the river. I look forward to meeting you!
  • Arthi Ranganathan Tour Guide

    Arthi Ranganathan

    Hey-- my name is Arthi, and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Charlotte, NC (go panthers <3)! Right now I'm double concentrating in Economics (Business Track) and International & Public Affairs (Policy and Governance Track). You might also find me as a TA for our Econ department. Outside of the classroom, I'm a Director of Data for the Brown Political Review, the largest undergraduate political journal in the Ivy League. I'm also really funny -- I write/perform for The Rib, a campus comedy club run by women and people of other marginalized genders. Lastly, I occasionally model for Fashion@Brown and RISD! I love hiking, painting, and lastly, Coffee Milk (a Rhode Island staple).  
  • Orly Richter Tour Guide

    Orly Richter

    Hi! My name is Orly Richter (she/her), and I am a member of Brown's Class of 2024 from rural Connecticut concentrating in Biology and Public Health. I'm also part of the five-year combined Undergraduate/Masters program at the School of Public Health. I do research on harm reducation interventions, participate in a community service organization that connects Rhode Islanders to resources to address social determinants of health, and play on Brown's club field hockey and varsity equestrian teams. If you have any questions about academics, transition to college, research, athletics, or anything else about the Brown experience, I would love to chat!
  • Michela Savignano Tour Guide

    Michela Savignano

    My name is Michela Savignano and I'm a member of the class of 2023 from Beverly, MA studying Geochemistry. On campus, I am involved in undergraduate research looking at greenhouse gas emissions from lakes in Alaska.  Additionally, I am a volunteer with the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science's Outreach Programs as well a member of the Brown Outing Club.  I am always excited to chat about why I chose Brown, what makes the Brown community so special, and anything else you might be wondering about life at Brown!
  • Nick Sawicki Tour Guide

    Nick Sawicki

    My name is Nick Sawicki and I'm a member of the class of 2023 from Pittsburgh, PA double concentrating in CS-Econ and Biology. Outside of the classroom, I write for the Economics section of the Brown Political Review and am a co-director of Brown Science Olympiad. I'm also in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education and conduct research for a plastic surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital, so if you have any questions about anything I just mentioned or about being a premed at Brown, feel free to reach out!
  • Janek Schaller

    Janek Schaller

    Hello everyone, and welcome to Brown! My name is Janek (he/him/his), and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from the beautiful city of Chicago, IL, double concentrating in Environmental Science and English on the non-fiction track. Outside of academics, I am a proud member of the Brown University Orchestra cello section, as well as a participant in our chamber music program here on campus. I'm a student reporter for an environmental podcast at Brown, and also engaged in research on climate obstruction and denial. I am also heavily involved with intramural sports on campus, both as a player and as a referee. If you have any questions about my (extra)curricular interests, or anything else, I would be more than happy to chat with you!
  • Molly Siegel Tour Guide

    Molly Siegel

    Hi there! My name is Molly Siegel and I am a member of the class of 2023 from Westchester, NY double concentrating in Public Health and International and Public Affairs on the policy/governance track. Aside from getting to show prospective students around Brown, I am on the club swim team, tutor high school students, founded the Brown Opinion Project, am part of the Brown Initiative for Policy, am in Greek life, work as a peer advisor, and a couple of other things here and there! I love talking about all the reasons why I love Brown from the people to the place to anything else you may have questions about.
  • Isabel Simmons Tour Guide

    Isabel Simmons

    Hey Y’all! My name is Isabel. I am a member of the class of 2024 from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After much exploration within the Open Curriculum I have happily landed on a double concentration in Religious Studies and Education Studies. Here at Brown I am on the executive board of my program house (Brown Womxn’s Collective), I have worked jobs in the President’s Office and the Advancement Office, and I am on an advisory board for the department of Campus Life. I also spend a lot of time volunteering—I coach an all-girls elementary school aged running team and I mentor students in the Providence Public School District. When not in class or engaged in one of my activities, I love going on runs, playing tennis, and enjoying the eateries of Providence! 
  • Isaac Slevin Tour Guide

    Isaac Slevin

    Hi! My name is Isaac, I'm a member of the class of 2025 and an environmental studies concentrator from Evanston, Illinois. If this isn't your first rodeo, you might know that as where Northwestern University is. Outside of class I run the brand new Sunrise Movement chapter here on College hill, I'm an editor and intramural kickball star for the Brown Political Review, I research climate change denial and disinformation for the Climate and Development Lab, I'm a bicycle mechanic at Brown's on-campus bike shop, and I play soccer every Thursday with RISD's Midnight Soccer Club. If my public policy – environmental science – soccer – gap year background interest you, I'd lo to chat and love for you to take my tour!
  • Nompumelelo Tshabalala Tour Guide

    Nompumelelo Tshabalala

    My name is Mpumi, and I am a member of the class of 2023 studying Mechanical Engineering while also exploring a variety of other disciplines thanks to the Open Curriculum. I am a self-proclaimed space nerd, and spend time building a satellite with Brown Space Engineering and organizing the annual Brown Space Horizons Conference. Among other things, I work with the International Mentoring Program to welcome new international Students to Brown and am a member of Attitude Dance Company. I'd love to tell you more about life at Brown, so feel free to ask any questions!
  • Elliot Urget Tour Guide

    Elliot Urgent

    My name is Elliot and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Bloomfield, New Jersey concentrating in International and Public Affairs on the Policy and Governance track. I spend most of my free time involved with music, listening to new tracks with the Brown Organization of Producers and Songwriters (BOPS), organizing student performances with Sounds@Brown, or producing my own songs. I also work on projects with Brown Consulting Club.
  • Emily Wagg Tour Guide

    Emily Wagg

    Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Portland, Maine. Here at Brown I'm studying Geochemistry with more of a focus on the ocean and atmosphere than rocks. Outside of classes, I am involved with a group of students who teaches about healthy relationships to local high school students, I work as a TA and mentor to geology students, and I play on the club lacrosse team. Besides that I am a part of the Taylor Swift club and play in a harmonica trio! Feel free to reach out and ask me anything from life at Brown, taking lots of STEM classes, or even my opinions of Taylor's Red TV release!
  • Sam Walhout Tour Guide

    Sam Walhout

    Sam is a member of the class of 2025 at Brown concentrating in Computer-Science and Economics. He is involved with the Catholic Center and the Frisbee program here at Brown. Outside of class, he enjoys playing chess and watching basketball.
  • Navaiya Williams Tour Guide

    Navaiya Williams

    Ciao! My name’s Navaiya, and I’m a member of the class of 2025 from New York double-concentrating in Computer Science and Theater Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS). I currently sit on two theater boards: Sock & Buskin, the TAPS department’s student-faculty board, and Production Workshop, a completely student-run, non-hierarchical board dedicated to producing anti-racist theater. I am also a technical design assistant at John Street, Brown’s scene shop. Besides doing perhaps too much theater, I’m also a fledgling (choreo)roboticist working in the Humans to Robots lab on the intersection of choreography and machines. Don’t be shy to ask me about dancing robots, makerspaces on campus, or shows coming up at Brown! 
  • Olivia Williamson Tour Guide

    Olivia Williamson

    My name is Olivia Williamson and I’m a member of the class of 2024 from Hilliard, OH intending on concentrating in Psychology! Outside of the classroom I am involved in the Brown Center for Students of Color and the Brown Market Shares Program. If you have any questions about the Open Curriculum, navigating cultural and ethnic student organizations, living sustainably on campus, why I chose Brown, or anything else, please reach out! I’d love to talk with you!
  • Chloe Wray Tour Guide

    Chloe Wray

    Hi! My name is Chloe (she/her) and I am a member of the class of 2023 from Longmeadow, MA double concentrating in Health and Human Biology and Africana Studies. When I’m not in class you can find me doing research at Brown’s Molecular Medicine laboratories, volunteering with Connect4Health in local Rhode Island hospitals, and figure skating with the club team. I'm also on a mission to try as many restaurants in Providence as I can. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!
  • Andrew Xu Tour Guide

    Andrew Xu

    Hi! My name is Andrew Xu and I'm a member of the class of 2024 from Belmont, MA studying Computational Biology and in the PLME program. Outside of the classroom, I also play on the Men's Rugby Team, Brown Band, do neuroscience research, and compete in Model UN. I'd love to answer your questions about why Brown, the Open Curriculum, fun classes or anything else!
  • Jasper Yeh Tour Guide

    Jasper Yeh

    Hello! I'm Jasper, a third-year student from Hsinchu, Taiwan, concentrating in public health but also with an interest in cultural anthropology. Here at Brown, I'm a mentor for the International Mentoring Program as well as an EMT for Brown EMS, our campus ambulance service. I've also been working with a professor at the School of Public Health conducting research on treatments for opioid use disorder. During the past two years, I developed an interest in reading and writing (mostly non-fiction) and am currently in my first semester as a Writing Fellow. Outside of all this, I enjoy exploring different running routes around Providence, my favorite ones at the moment being East Bay Bike Path! 
  • Ivy Zhuang Tour Guide

    Ivy Zhuang

    Hola! I am Ivy Zhuang (she/her), and I am a member of the class of 2025 from Beijing, China. I am planning on studying history and psychology here at Brown, but I am also interested in languages and performing arts. Outside of academics, I am a senior editor for the peer-reviewed Brown Journal of History, a writer for Critical Review which helps Brown students navigate the Open Curriculum, and an undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Mandarin Chinese. I am also involved with various theater projects and student organizations on campus. I can't wait to meet all of you!