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More information on the UDR program can be found at the Web site of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

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.

2014-2015 Representatives

appelEmily Appel '15

Emily is a senior majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Science. She is especially interested in environmental anthropology, and spent Fall 2013 in Eastern Africa, researching human-wildlife conflict among rural Maasai in Kenya. She is president of BAM/CO (the group that organizes concerts on campus), a member of FMLA, and an SSIS counselor. Feel free to contact her if you want to discuss anthropological research, chat about feminism, or learn African mammal calls.

Andrew Elmers

Andrew Elmers  '16

Andrew is a junior at Brandeis, double majoring in Anthropology and Creative Arts and minoring in French.  He is very interested in archaeology and cultural anthropology and hopes to continue in one of those fields after graduating.  He is a managing editor of the Brandeis Hoot and also runs a radio show on WBRS, along with his other activities on campus. He also works as a peer counselor at Financial and Academic Services. Andrew looks forward to meeting his fellow anthropology majors and working with the department!

shreyasShreyas Warrier '15

Shreyas is a senior this year, and is triple majoring in Anthropology, Creative Writing, and Math, with a minor in Physics. He too is extremely interested in archaeological and cultural anthropology. He plays soccer, piano, guitar, and the flute, and is on the editorial board for Brandeis's literary magazine, Where the Children Play. He would love to meet his fellow anthropology majors, and is eager to do as much as possible for the department!

zhengKat Zheng '15

Katherine is currently a senior double majoring in Anthropology and Studio Art, with a minor in East Asian Studies.  She has been traveling since the age of 10, and consequently has a strong interest in Sociocultural Anthropology, globalization, and urban development.  Recently, she spent the summer studying tourism in Pune, India as a part of the Brandeis-India Initiative Fellowship.  When she's not thinking about anthropology, she likes to play piano, juggle, and read literature.  She really likes meeting new people, so feel free to ask her any questions about the Anthropology department, major, or anything else!