About Us: The Board

2014-2015

The Experimental College Board sets policy, selects new courses from proposals submitted, plans campus events, and develops new initiatives for the ExCollege.

Rebecca Czaja is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and Biology. She is also involved with the Tufts Freethought Society. Her academic interests include marine biology and animal behavior. She loves working in informal science education and has spent the last couple years teaching about the environment, marine biology, computer programming, and engineering through a variety of different organizations.

Mary Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. An economist by training, her areas of specialization include environmental health economics, worker and children's health, and statistics.

Stephen Fuchs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, where he teaches courses on biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. His research is focused on understanding how protein structure relates to protein function. He is happy to be joining the ExCollege Board this year.

Ken Garden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion where he teaches courses mostly on the Islamic tradition and pursues research on medieval Islamic religious thought. He is the author of The First Islamic Reviver: Abu Hamid al-Ghazali and his Revival of the Religious Sciences (Oxford 2013).

Noe Montez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Drama and Dance and specializing in contemporary US Latino and Latin American performance, memory and performance studies. His academic interests vary widely, however, and include sports, pop culture, food studies, and documentary performance. Professor Montez is also an accomplished stage director and production dramaturg. He is happy to be on the ExCollege Board.

Kumar Ramanathan is a senior studying Philosophy and Urban Studies. On campus, he is involved in the Tufts Observer, the Freethought Society, Action for Sexual Assault Prevention, the Consent Culture Network, the Coalition Against Religious Exclusion, and Writing Fellows. He is passionate about movies, science, politics, and social justice education.

Marcy Regalado is a senior majoring in Engineering Psychology. Throughout her time at Tufts, she has enjoyed working behind the scenes at the ExCollege as an Office Assistant, running like a maniac for a try on the Women's Rugby team, and delving into creating positive and educative social changes on campus like her work with Africana Studies and the revised alcohol policy.

Mark Salander is a senior from Wichita, Kansas, majoring in Economics and minoring in American Politics. Previously, he has served as a volunteer for the ExCollege's interview subcommittees. He enjoys movies, skiing, and exploring Boston. He is excited to be a member of the ExCollege Board this year.

Grace Segers is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Communications and Media Studies. On campus, she is the co-chair of the Entertainment Board, an editor and writer for the Tufts Daily, fellowship coordinator for the Protestant Student Association, and secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. She is passionate about politics, entertainment, and women's advocacy.

Lilly Tahmasebi is a sophomore studying International Relations. When she isn't deciphering the works of leading political thinkers, she likes to spend her time writing articles for a French political journal, working on ideas to improve Syrian refugee camps, and wandering the halls of the Institute for Global Leadership.

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