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Jenane Arian, MPH '23

Jenane Arian (she/her/hers) is a second-year MPH student at Tufts University, concentrating in behavioral sciences. She focuses on healthcare disparities and determinants of health and plans to pursue a PhD in Public and Global Health. Jenane has been involved in academic research studies throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, including a study analyzing loneliness in aging adults at University of California, San Francisco. She has also worked in the medical field with vulnerable and marginalized communities. Jenane was raised in Orange County, California, and currently lives in the Boston area. She is multilingual and enjoys traveling, hiking, and listening to podcasts.

At the Leah Zallman Center, Jenane is involved in a study focusing on refugee career mobility using qualitative methods, among other projects.

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Lisaury Diaz, BA '23

Lisaury Diaz (she/her/hers) is a senior at Rhode Island College (RIC), double majoring in anthropology and gender and women’s studies and minoring in Latin American studies. Lisaury is involved in diversity and inclusion advocacy at RIC’s Unity Center and works as an Opinions section editor and writer for The Anchor Newspaper, RIC’s independent student newspaper. She was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States four years ago. In her free time, Lisaury loves to write poetry, do yoga, and read.

At the Leah Zallman Center, Lisaury is involved in supporting research, evaluation, and community engagement projects as well as providing administrative support to projects at the Center.

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Jon Jacob, PhD '26

Jonathan Jacob (he/him/his) is a doctoral student pursuing a joint degree in Social Policy and Sociology at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Prior to joining the Heller School, Jon worked as a high school educator in Los Angeles County. He holds an MA in social sciences from The University of Chicago and a BA in business from Brandeis University. Jon was born and raised in Indonesia and has since lived in Singapore and China prior to the United States. On weekends, he is likely to be found trying a new cuisine at a restaurant that he just added to his never-ending list of eateries.

At the Leah Zallman Center, Jon is involved in mixed-methods research and evaluation projects, including one on a social return on investment (SROI) model for a refugee career pathways model.

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