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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!


Meredith Combs '17
My name is Meredith Combs and I am a junior majoring in Art History and Anthropology. I am from Massachusetts have grown up going to the wonderful Boston-area museums. My favorite museums are The Frick Collection in New York City and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. One Fine Arts course I would like to take in the future is “The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt”.

Lesley Cai '17
My name is Lesley Cai. I am from China. I am majoring in Art History and minoring in Business. I am going to graduate in 2017. I have taken classes most related to Renaissance and antiquity arts. Some of my favorite artists include Peter Paul Rubens and Claude Monet. I am also a musician. I can play four instruments: Pipa (Chinese traditional instrument), piano, violin, and guitar. During my spare time, I enjoy visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Elizabeth Gardener Museum mostly. One class I would like to take is "Impressionism: Avant-Garde Rebellion in Context".


Thomas Hearne '16
My name is Tom Hearne and I am a senior and a member of the Class of 2016. I am originally from Holmdel, New Jersey. I am currently pursuing a double major in Art History and Studio Art. Though I am interested in all areas of study in the history of art, my passion lies within the art and architecture, even more specifically, the urban development of the Italian peninsula from Roman antiquity to the Renaissance. My primary focus on the studio side of my studies is painting; I enjoy working in graphite, ink, and oil paint. My favorite art museum in the New England area is the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. My favorite artists and architects, I cannot choose one, are Leonardo Da Vinci, Donato Bramante, Rembrandt Van Rijn, J.M.W. Turner, Georgia O’Keeffe, Le Corbusier, and Santiago Calatrava. One Fine Arts course that I have not taken but would like to is “The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt.”

Sydney Westervelt '17
My name is Sydney Westervelt and I am a junior from Louisville, KY. I am currently working towards a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in French and Francophone Studies. In addition to my dedication to the arts, I also enjoy the sciences, biology in particular. My medium of choice is oil paint, but I also like working with ink, watercolor, and good, old-fashioned graphite. Some of my favorite artists are Georges Braque, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Catherine Kehoe. I’m looking forward to spending the next two years focusing on the areas of study I love, and I hope to help you figure out what your passion is and guide you on your way to success!