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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

 

Jacob Abrams '17 Jen du Breuil

Jacob Abrams ‘17 is a senior and a double major in Classical Studies and Biology, with a minor in Italian. He is pre-med, hoping to matriculate into medical school in the fall of 2018.  He has always had an interest in history and the study of ancient cultures, but it was not until he took his first class with Professor Walker during his freshman year that he fell in love with all things Greek and Roman. He was an intern-curator in the Classical Artifacts Research Collection (CLARC) and now serves as an undergraduate advisor to the program. He considers himself more of a Hellenist than a Latinist, but he can easily advise students regarding the study of both cultures. He is very excited to be able to advise other students on how they can study the Classics, and any questions can be emailed to him at jabrams7@brandeis.edu

Savannah Bishop '17 Savannah Bishop

Savannah Bishop ’17 is a senior, double majoring in Classical Studies and Anthropology. She has had an interest in ancient civilizations since childhood and this interest has persisted through hell-enization and high water. Savannah is also a UDR for the Anthropology Department. She co-runs the Homer Multitext Project, a long-term project for collaborative research and innovative uses of technology, and spent the summer of 2015 translating at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. She is an intern-curator in the Classical Studies Artifact Research Collection (CLARC) located in Rabb 128. She enjoys adventuring, reading, writing, fencing (she is an epeeist on the Brandeis fencing team), and participating in archaeological digs and artifact research. Savannah is more than happy to help in any way she can and best be reached at ulalian@brandeis.edu. Ave atque vale.

Joanna Jankulla '18 Joanna Jankulla

Joana Jankulla ’18 is a junior who was originally born in Saranda, Albania and moved to Boston with her family when she was six years old. She is majoring in Classical Studies and Linguistics and minoring in Education Studies. She is taking the Classics track for the major which focuses on both the Greek and Latin languages. Joana has been taking Latin since the seventh grade and started learning Ancient Greek at Brandeis. Besides being a UDR for the Classics Department, Joana is an intern in the Classical Studies Artifact Research Collection (CLARC), a Latin BUGS tutor, and a current member of the Eta Sigma Phi Classical Honor Society. Outside of the Classics department, Joana spends a lot of her time attending classes, working as a coordinator for the Waltham Group LEAP, working her at her job in the library, and relaxing when she can! She is currently preparing to go abroad to London for her spring semester and she is super excited. If you have any questions for Joana (Classical-related or otherwise) feel free to email her at jjankull@brandeis.edu.

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!


Recent UDR
s

2015-16

Jennifer du Breuil '16
Taylor McKinnon '17
Benjamin Poser '16

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