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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

 

Jennifer du Breuil '16 Jen du Breuil

Jennifer du Breuil is a rising senior, majoring in Classical Studies with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She became interested in archaeology and ancient history in high school, and was drawn to the Classical Studies department when she took Latin for the first time as a freshman here at Brandeis. Jennifer is also a UDR for the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Department, and works as a BUGS tutor for Latin and Anthropology. She enjoys hiking, ice skating, reading literature, baking, and weaving baskets in her spare time.
Fun Fact: She is a former competitive synchronized skater, and represented Team USA for three years.

Taylor McKinnon '17 Taylor McKinnon

Taylor McKinnon is a junior and she loves Rome a little bit too much. She is, of course, a classical studies major, because classical studies is awesome. She is doing the classics track, which focuses on language, so she is currently roughing it out in Greek 110b, which, although not an easy task, is rewarding nonetheless. She started Greek here are Brandeis, but she has been taking Latin since seventh grade. The Aeneid is thus far her favorite thing she has ever translated, because like Rome, it's simply just awesome. Outside of her pursuit of the classics, Taylor is also a biology major with minors in both chemistry and English. Don't ask her why, she really isn't all that sure at this point. Outside of the classics she enjoys watching too much tv, paying too much attention to superhero movies, and getting tattoos that are suspiciously Rome-centric. If you aren't convinced about how much she loves Rome (and Greece!) by now, feel free to email her at taylormc@brandeis.edu if you ever have any doubts about the amazingness of the ancient world....or batman... Or if you have questions, because that is her job after-all!

Benjamin Poser '16 Ben Poser

Ben is a senior in the Classics Department, completing the Archaeology and History major (CAAH). He is a second-time intern-curator among five others of the Classical Archaeology Research Collection (CLARC) located in Rabb 128, as well as a rising Eunice M. Leibowitz Cohen Fellow with the objective of producing 3D scanned models of a number of the Department’s CLARC objects for future digital publication. He is currently writing his senior honors thesis on the uniquely Western idea of the nobility, moral depth, and lovability of the innately imperfect human being. He spent the summer of 2015 as an intern at the Semitic Museum at Harvard working with their ancient Near Eastern collection and digitizing and enhancing the images of the museum’s extensive collection of the founding curator David Gordon Lyon’s glass lantern slides. Outside of Classics, Ben is a creative writer, artist, and singer, having performed and been on the student council of the University Chorus, remastering and publishing recordings of their concerts. Once intending to enter acting, he spent his freshman year at Emerson College in Boston before transferring to Brandeis, wishing to enter a broader field of study, though he has since starred in, written, edited, and directed several student films. He fell in love with ancient civilizations of all kinds from early childhood, saying that in particular he was “the kindergarten Egyptologist.” He is happy to answer any questions, and can be contacted at benposer@brandeis.edu.

Recent UDRs

2014-15

James Conlon '16
Brittany Joyce ’15
Benjamin Poser '16

2013-14 Elizabeth Allen ’14
Benjamin Federlin ’14
Brittany Joyce ’15
Jennifer Scontras ’15
2012-13 Kristina Birthisel '13
Alison Crandall '13
Benjamin Federlin '14
Alice Gelman '13
2011-12

Kristina Birthisel '13
Alison Crandall '13
Otis Munroe '12
Louis Polisson '12

2010-11 Blake Kasan '11
Otis Munroe '12
Jessica Schaengold '11
Alissa C. Thomas '11
2009-10 Sarah A. Costrell '10
Lee A. Marmor '10
Alissa C. Thomas '11
2008-09 Dianne J. Ma '09
Lee A. Marmor '10
Alex Smith '09
2007-08 Matt Brown '08
Kevin Goscinak '08
Alex Smith '09
2006-07 Matt Brown '08
Christopher A. Farrell '07
Zachary G. Shipkin '07
2005-06 Catherine K. Baker '06
Christopher A. Farrell '07
Zachary G. Shipkin '07
2004-05 Catherine K. Baker '06
Jessica R. Greenberg '05
Kathryn E. Harris '05