Archive for June, 2010

Helen Berger

Helen A. Berger is a Visiting Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center whose research focuses on Women’s spirituality and its relationship to social activism. She has published four books on the topic and is now in the process of writing her fifth, which explores changes in this movement in the past fifteen years.  In addition to her affiliation with Brandeis she is a frequent visitor to Waltham to shop, see movies, enjoy the many wonderful restaurants and walk by the river.  She is interested in exploring more of what Waltham has to offer and working with the Waltham committee to help build bridges between the WSRC and the community.

As a new Visiting Scholar in 2010, Jennifer Coplon is happy to be back in the Waltham community where she has a prior history. In the mid 1990s she earned her PhD in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis.

Jennifer Coplon

In the 1970s she practiced as a social worker in Waltham, helping families and leading parent groups at the Prospect Terrace Housing Development. In her professional and personal life, Jennifer is passionate about making a difference on many levels–organizationally, civicly, and interpersonally.

Odgerel Dashzeveg

Odgerel Daszeveg  is a Visiting Scholar at the WSRC. She is very excited about joining the Waltham Committee to contribute towards Waltham’s multicultural, diverse community support activities.

Odgerel has prior experience working for several community development organizations in Massachusetts and her work focused on family self-sufficiency, community finance, affordable housing and women’s advancements.

Rajashree Ghosh  is a Resident Scholar and an ardent advocate of social development. The Waltham Committee provides her with opportunities to be locally engaged.

Rajashree Ghosh

In establishing and renewing relationships with local administration, non profits, philanthropists that influence social development at the community level she aims to promote sustained civic engagement. And together with other members of the Committee she works towards developing authentic voices amongst us and in the community as a whole.

Elizabeth (Liz) Marksonis a Visiting Scholar at WSRC.  A sociologist and psychotherapist, her current research at WSRC focuses on stereotypes of aging.

Elizabeth Markson

Aware of Waltham’s past history as the site of the Lowell family’s first mills in the city plus the Waltham Watch Factory, she is especially interested in learning more about Waltham  and participating in its exciting social changes today


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