Comprised of five faculty, six students, and four staff from across Arts & Sciences and Engineering, the Experimental College Board selects new courses each semester, plans campus events, and develops new initiatives.
2016-2017 ExCollege Board
Ariel Goldberg is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psycholinguistics & Linguistics Lab at Tufts University.
His research interests focus on the mechanisms and representations involved in language production and how they relate to linguistic patterns
found in the world's languages.
Sara Gomez is the Assistant Director of the Environmental Studies Program. Her research interests include
examining how plants adjust their phenotypes in order to survive and maximize fitness in response to environmental stressors.
Scott Mongold, Class of 2018, is majoring in Biopsychology and minoring in Latin. In addition to serving on the
ExCollege Board, he is a research assistant at the Tufts Applied Cognition Lab, brother of DTD, and member of the Club Baseball team.
Claire Schub is a Senior Lecturer in French in the Department of Romance Languages. Her expertise includes 20th- and 21st-
century French and Francophone literature and Women's Studies.
Grace Segers Class of 2017, is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communications and Media Studies.
She serves on the ExCollege board, co-teaches an ExCollege class, and works at the ExCollege as an office assistant. In addition to
spending most of her waking hours doing ExCollege-related activities, Grace writes for various Tufts publications.
Natalie Shapero is Professor of the Practice in the Department of English. Her
recent publications include No Object (Saturnalia Books, 2013).
Kate Sienko, Class of 2017, is majoring in English and Communications & Media
Studies. In addition to serving on the ExCollege board, she is the Director of Marketing and Publicity for TEDxTufts.
Her passions include storytelling, education reform, sports, and photography.
Lilly Tahmasebi, Class of 2017, is a Dual Degree BA/Masters of Law and Diplomacy
student with the Fletcher School. She is majoring in International Relations, more specifically International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and
Strategic Management. Aside from being on the ExCollege Board, Lilly also serves on the Director's Leadership Council
for the International Relations Department and 180 Degrees Consulting. In her free time, Lilly participates in TDC.
Willie Wilson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science, Cognitive Science. His research focuses on moral judgment and decision-making and the influence of emotion on these decisions.
Hanzhi Zhang, Class of 2019, is majoring in Political Science, with a minor in Film and Media Studies and possibly economics. In addition to serving on the Excollege Board, she works as an on-call tutor at the Academic Resource Center.