Senate Members

These are the members of the Senate. To see what they are up to, check out their page.

[No Nickname] - Class of 2018 Senator - Class of 20XX
abhishek@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



Aaron Finkel - Senator At-Large - Class of 2020
asfinkel@brandeis.edu

Aaron Finkel is the 2016-2017 Massell Quad Senator. He’s from sunny Miami, FL, and expects to be studying either politics, philosophy, English, music, or all four! (Why not? It's Brandeis!) After his undergraduate years, he plans to attend law school. Aaron is both thrilled to be a member of such an outstanding community, and humbled by the opportunity to serve the student body. Brandeis is entering an exciting new era. The school has new administrators, new campus facilities, new and ambitious plans for the future, and at the same time, new challenges. Brandeisians all come with innovative ideas and perspectives, and it’s the role of the Student Union to make their dreams a reality. Throughout his time in the Union, Aaron will do his best to address the issues that are important to the student body, especially to students living within Massell’s four residence halls. Come see him in his office hours, email him, or write to him on social media. Aaron is committed to being as open and transparent as possible in his role as Senator, and is always looking for suggestions from his constituents.



[No Nickname] - Class of 2019 Senator - Class of 20XX
benediktr@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



Hannah Brown - Vice President - Class of 2019
hcbrown@brandeis.edu

Hannah Brown is sophomore majoring in economics and international and global studies. She was born and raised in Longview, Texas, but she doesn't have a Southern accent so it may be hard to tell. This her second year in the Senate, and she is the current Executive Senator, Senator for the Class of 2019, and Chair of the Senate Services and Outreach Committee. Last year, she served as the Senator for North Quad and the Dining Committee Chair. This year, Hannah aims to make Brandeis a more cohesive, supportive, happier, healthier, and safer place through extensive outreach and projects. She is always here as a resource and loves getting to know people, so please do not hesitate to reach out to her. Outside of the Union, she is a Project Manager in TAMID and a Global Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading, writing, and spending time with her friends and family.



[No Nickname] - Racial Minority Senator - Class of 20XX
hryu@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



[No Nickname] - Class of 2020 Senator - Class of 20XX
jonathanyxchen@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



[No Nickname] - International Student Senator - Class of 20XX
linfei@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



[No Nickname] - Class of 2018 Senator - Class of 20XX
mattkcat@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]



Shaquan McDowell - Senator At-Large - Class of 2018
smcdowell@brandeis.edu

Shaquan is a currently a Junior at Brandeis, double majoring in History and Politics, with an interest also in theatre. Originally from South Carolina, he calls the suburban area of Atlanta, Georgia home, and considers himself a true Southern Gentleman. He currently serves as one of the Senators at Large on the Union, and loves engaging with constituents, having conversations, and getting to understand what's really going on in the minds of our Student Body. He serves on the board of Cru (Christian Fellowship), Playback Theatre: a therapeutic form of theatre, and is an MTV Campus Ambassador, writing monthly pieces for MTV News. Stop by the Student Union office or the Village and say hello!



talrichtman@brandeis.edu - Class of 2020 Senator - Class of 2020
talrichtman@brandeis.edu

Tal Richtman, 24 years old from Tel-Aviv, Israel. Tal was an officer in the IDF, first as an HR officer of a special unit of the artillery corps, and later became a commander in the Officers' Training School of the IDF, teaching cadets the skills and values of an Israeli officer. Last summer (2015), Tal was a counselor at a special needs summer camp in Pennsylvania. In the past year, he ruled as a senior counselor in the Scouts youth movement of the 12th grade pupils and also the Head of Special Needs project in his neighborhood. In Brandeis, Tal is an IBS scholar, hoping to finish the five years’ program for BA/MA in Economics and Finance, in four years. He wishes, one day, to get into politics back in Israel or to continue with his studies to a Ph.D. and even to become a professor. As a senator, Tal is taking part in the Services and outreach committee and the Support for clubs committee.[No Biography Provided]



vidit@brandeis.edu - Class of 2019 Senator - Class of 20XX
vidit@brandeis.edu

[No Biography Provided]