Send an e-mail to one of our UDRs!

Alli Steinberg

Orli Swergold

Pavla Berhen-Wolf

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs)

In the Fine Arts Department, our Undergraduate Departmental Representatives are divided into the two subfields of Art History and Studio Art. These student representatives are here to offer help to majors, minors, or any other student interested in the Fine Arts Program. Whether you have a specific question about requirements or would just like to get more information on the program from a peer's perspective, feel free to contact any of the UDRs.

Interested in becoming a UDR for the Fine Arts Department? The application process happens every spring. Contact Joan Tarkulich or check out the UDR website for more information. Interested in the Fine Arts Department's past UDRs and their interests? Check out our webpage of past UDRs.

Meet your UDRS!


Pavla Berghen-Wolf '18
My name is Pavla Berghen-Wolf and I'm a senior majoring in Art History and minoring in French and Francophone Studies. I'm from foggy San Francisco, California. I'm most interested in modern and contemporary art and I especially love photography. One Fine Arts class at Brandeis I've always wanted to take is "Islamic Art and Architecture." At the moment, my favorite artists include Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mark Bradford, and Vincent Van Gogh. In my free time I tap dance, visit museums, and seek great brunch spots. Ask me how to get involved in the student gallery guide program at the Rose Art Museum!

Alli Steinberg '19
My name is Alli Steinberg and I’m a junior double majoring in Art History and Business. I’m from Jacksonville, Florida. I have an interest in all facets of art history, but am intrigued most by modern and contemporary art. I also spend my time on campus as a gallery guide at the Rose Art Museum and as a member of SCRAM. In my free time, I enjoy exploring museums and finding good eats in the Boston area. Some of my favorite artists include Georges Seurat, Alberto Burri, and Kiki Smith. I recently participated in Brandeis in Siena. Let me know if you have any questions about the program or are wondering about how to get more involved in the arts!


Orli Swergold '18
My name is Orli Swergold and I’m a senior double majoring in art history and studio art. I hail from the Scarsdale, New York. I am in the painting track at Brandeis, and watch clips of famous painters at work to relax. I love to travel and always have a future trip planned. My on-campus extra-curricular activities include SCRAM (Student Committee for the Rose Art Museum) and gallery guides. In my free time, I like to visit museums and find new fun things to do in Cambridge/Boston. One dream of mine is to start a dog walking business in the Boston area. I have a different favorite artist every month, September’s is Gerhard Richter. Lastly, I love meeting new people, so let me know if you are interested in joining me for any of the activities I just mentioned!