Batya Septimus

Program Director, Dialogue and Social Change Fellowship at Center for Ethnic Racial & Religious Understanding

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Center for Ethnic Racial & Religious Understanding
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Last Updated 7/5/2016

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Employment History

Healthy Brain Network

Education

bachelor's degree  - English and Middle East Studies , Queens College

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Batya Septimus
is the Research Operations Coordinator for the Healthy Brain Network. Her work focuses on streamlining the project's internal research and administrative processes. Batya joins HBN from the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding, a diversity training and education center on the Queens College Campus. There, she held various positions including Director of Dialogue and Social Change Fellowships, where she developed and directed two student leadership training programs. Batya has designed and taught workshops on group facilitation, managing difficult conversations, diversity challenges and social identity. She has also assisted in research on the mental health challenges of boys in East Jerusalem, helping boys of color succeed in schools and the impact of experiential learning in the classroom. She received her bachelor's degree in English and Middle East Studies from Queens College.

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Batya Septimus
Batya Septimus is the Program Director, Dialogue and Social Change Fellowships. An alumnus of Queens College, Batya graduated summa cum laude with majors in English, Middle Eastern Studies, and Jewish Studies. She was the winner of the Knag Scholarship presented to a graduating senior with high academic achievement and promise of contributing to society, the Robert Greenberg Memorial Prize for best performance in the English Honors Program, and the Maimonides Award for superior scholarship in Jewish Studies. She was the 2011 winner of the Gregory Rabassa prize in translation for her translation of poems by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai and studied Arabic in Morocco after winning the Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarship for Peace and Diplomacy in the winter of 2011. Batya was an active student member in CERRU and is most proud of originating the now annual inter-cultural fashion show. After graduating from Queens College in May 2012, Batya joined the CERRU staff and co-taught the Walk in the Other Side's Shoes history course with Mark Rosenblum and Sophia McGee for one semester, leading the discussion of the conflict through visual arts and literature. Batya Septimus Program Director, Dialogue and Social Change Fellowships

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http://queenstribune.com/discovering-identity-through-fashion-at-queens-college/

Seventeen models worked with six stylists and designers under the direction of Batya Septimus, the fellowship coordinator at CERRU, who conceived the idea of an inter-cultural fashion show as a senior at Queens College.
"Fashioning Our Identities" fits into the CERRU mission by highlighting the complexity of identity and how individuals negotiate their identities, according to Septimus. "Usually at a fashion show, the model is a human hanger," Septimus said. Batya Septimus CERRU

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