WHO WE ARE--USEM4a--1998

MUGDHA OAK:
I am from Waltham . . . so you can guess that I never get homesick. I came here with a pre-med major . . . it will probably change because of my chemistry class.

HAL SCHNEIDER:
I was born in Providence, R.I. and moved to Maryland when I was 2 years old. I am in the environmental club and Hillel.

ALISON ZALKIN:
I am a true Floridian and love to jet ski and sail. I'm on the crew team here at Brandeis and enjoy being outside. I plan on going into Environmental Law. Always remember, "When in doubt . . . twirl!"

EDIE MICHELE MEYERSON:
Born Dec. 4, 1980. Loves midnight strolls along the beach, romantic picnics in the park and men who love their dogs . . . On a more serious note, I wake up every morning at 5:10 a.m. to row crew. I plan to go to medical school and become a pediatric cardiologist. Originally from Baltimore . . . GO ORIOLES!
"If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting." --Dick Vermeil

JOSHUA FREDERICK ANDERSON PECK:
I'm nice, kind and a good friend. I am a firm believer in dissolution of all rumors pertaining to the nonexistence of UFOs. I discovered the answer to life, the universe and everything in a book when I was ten and have it in hardcopy today. I know that no other word in the English language rhymes with orange; and that sentences should not end with the word in. My favorite word is snoozle, but it isn't in most dictionaries. I know how to solve all the world's problems, but I am holding out until the time is right to actually do it. I know the poodle skirt never really existed, and, like South Dakota, is a government creation intended to deceive the general populace. I want to make a difference in the world, but am yet to figure out the best way.

LAURA RONEN:
Hey, I'm Laura and I'm from Long Island. I am proud to be majoring in undecided. I'd love for you to check out my first web page at http://www.unet.brandeis.edu/~lronen.cs2a.html Enjoy!

MICHAEL BARG:
I am from Seneca Falls, N.Y., the birthplace of women's rights. I like to play lacrosse and basketball. For that matter, I enjoy being outside and engaging in all sorts of physical activities. In the harsh winter, however, I amuse myself by continuing my interest in music. I play guitar and alto saxophone. I am interested in political science and English, as well as mathematics. Hopefully someday I will be a lawyer and write novels. For now I will enjoy my four years of hard work and excitement here at Brandeis University!

KAITLIN NICHOLS:
I am in the orchestra and I run cross-country and track. I am an ice cream scooper at Lizzy's Ice Cream and a librarian on Sundays.

OYEWOLE OGUNKOYA:
Most people call me Wole. I run indoor and outdoor track and field for Brandeis and I have no idea what I want to major in.

LARRY CORWIN:
I'm a freshman here at Brandeis University. I enjoy both reading and writing and am looking forward to majoring in either creative writing or English.

KAREN LINSKY:
My name is Karen Linsky and I'm from San Francisco, CA. At Brandeis, I'm studying various sciences in the hopes of possibly becoming a pediatrician. I'm also very interested in politics and American government. I chose "Becoming an Educated Person" as my USEM because I couldn't think of a better way to begin my college education than by exploring education as a whole.

JOSIE LEYMAN
I'm from Virginia (right near DC). I like gymnastics, playing sports, shopping, dancing, watching the greatest movie, Reservoir Dogs, and COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!!!!!!! I've done a lot of theater in the past, too. Right now I'm on the premed track, but I also enjoy government and politics.

EMILY HYMAN
I was born on November 18, 1980 in Yale, New Haven Hospital. When I'm not at school I live in Fairfield, CT with my parents, my sister Julia, and a black lab--Miles. I'm on the Novice Women's Crew team and so far I really like Brandeis. My favorite color is pale blue.

JONATHAN STERN
Born 1980, is an aspiring writer, likes The Doors, beat poets, and John Coltrane. Dislikes: roller-coasters, misdirected hostility, and country music. Has never been in love, but would someday like to be. Doesn't consider academics a means to an end. Inspired by William Blake: "Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believ'd."

MIRANDA MOODY


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