Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

New York Region

New York City Skyline

With more than 9,000 Brandeis alumni living and working in the five boroughs of New York City and in the Tri-State area, we’re Brandeis’ most active alumni region, hosting a wide array of events including:

  • Featured speaker panels 
  • Cocktail parties
  • Networking mixers
  • Cultural events
  • Community service outings

We’e also home to several regional networks that regularly host events around specific areas of interest.

Whether you are new to the region or have lived here for many years, we welcome you to join our regional leadership team to plan programs that will bring Brandeisians together! Please connect with us through one of our region’s many Facebook groups.

Regional Alumni Networks

BOLD New York

Meet area alumni who graduated within the past 10 years through volunteer opportunities, special events and other fun and engaging activities through the New York chapter of the Brandeisians of the Last Decade (BOLD) program. Join the BOLD NYC Facebook group.

Finance Network

Meet area alumni, parents, and friends with a background in financial services. Join the Brandeis Alumni and Students in Finance LinkedIn group. Network Chair: Evan List ’08

Lawyers Network

Meet area alumni in the legal profession at social, networking, and continuing-education events sponsored by this regional chapter of the Lawyers Alumni Network. Join the Brandeis Alumni Lawyers LinkedIn group. Network Chairs: David Shapiro ’85 and Samuel Blaustein ’03

Media Network

Meet area alumni, parents and friends with a background in media through networking and professional events. Network Chairs: Amy Brightfield ’94 and Audrey Gruber ’94, P’25

Performing Arts Network

Connect with area alumni who work in or have an interest in the performing arts, theatre, music, dance and more. Join the Performing Arts Network Facebook group. Network Chair: Michelle Miller ’11

Real Estate Network

Meet alumni in the real estate field at educational and professional networking events. Network Co-chairs: Mitch Cohen ’76 and Lee Hamway ’98, P’26

Brandeis Women’s Network

Meet area alumnae through social and educational events, social media and other engagement opportunities. Join the Brandeis Women's Network Facebook group and LinkedIn group.

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Meet Our Regional Leadership Team

Ji Yun Lee ’11
Ji Yun Lee ’11

Alumni Club of New York City, Co-President

New York, New York
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Executive Director & Chief of Staff, Condé Nast

Favorite Brandeis Professor: Professor Coiner

Favorite Place on Campus: Rose Art Museum

Favorite Brandeis Memory: Rehearsing and performing with Voices of Soul A Cappella Group

I volunteer because, during my time at Brandeis, I had the privilege of being immersed in an environment that prides itself on educational excellence and engaging in various enriching activities that left a lasting impression. The most significant aspect of my time at Brandeis was the relationships I formed with lifelong friends and mentors. Their guidance and support have played an instrumental role in shaping my personal and professional growth. I am forever grateful for the community that Brandeis fostered and am delighted to have an opportunity to give back.

Reed Zukerman ’13
Reed Zukerman ’13

Alumni Club of New York Region, Co-President

New York, New York
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Senior Director, Retail Leasing, Tishman Speyer

Favorite Brandeis Professor: Professor Bayone

Favorite Place on Campus: Shapiro Campus Center

Favorite Brandeis Memory: Fall and Mid-Year Orientation! I loved being an Orientation Leader

I volunteer because I love staying connected with Brandeis University and continuing to spearhead initiatives to drive interest and support back-to-campus programming and student connections.