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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program is designed to open avenues of communication between undergraduate majors and departmental faculty. UDRs serve as student representatives, organize events for majors and provide feedback to the department.
2012-2013 RepresentativesMarisa Turesky '13
Marisa studies Cultural Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies. She was recently elected the undergraduate representative-at-large for the National Association of Student Anthropologists and, as part of the executive committee, she will be assisting in founding anthropology clubs and societies throughout the country as well as helping to navigate the process of conferences and paper submissions. She is researching food empowerment ideologies among young Americans and beautification according to women in the workplace. Outside of the classroom, Marisa works with the Real Food Challenge, advocating for food justice issues on campus and in the greater Boston community. To aide her work in food justice, Marisa was selected for the People for the American Way Foundation’s social justice leadership development program. Marisa would love to talk about anthropology courses or the topic, in general. Feel free to join her walking through hidden trails around campus and/or indulging in chocolate.
Staci Rosenthal '13
Staci is a rising senior, majoring in anthropology and double-minor inNear Eastern Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language and Literature. As a midyear freshman, Staci spent her first semester living in the Negev, taking classes while immersing herself in the culture of the Israeli desert. Since returning, Staci has become very passionate about her studies in Anthropology and hopes to one day combine a degree in Anthropology with a Rabbinical ordination. In addition to studying anthropology and serving
as a UDR, Staci is an active yogi in the yoga club, she is participates in the Reform Minyan at Brandeis, and she works very closely with a social scientist in the Women's Studies Research Center
Ariel Barnehama '13
Ariel, a rising senior, is pre-med and majoring in anthropology. Ariel has a specific interest in medical anthropology and the merging of science and understanding of people through anthropology. Her passion for anthropology and medicine has led her to Haiti several times. There she has worked in medical clinics as well as helped lead a pilot research project aimed at building latrines in small villages. When she is not in the lab, or serving as the UDR for anthropology, Ariel volunteers for the Waltham Groups with TIPS and is also a member of Bemco. Ariel would love to chat with anyone about anthropology, classes, faculty or anything related!