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Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs)

The Japanese Language Program Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) for 2016-2017 are listed below. We encourage you to reach out to them with any questions you may have about their experience as students in the program.

Tamara Garcia '18
East Asian Studies/Politics

Tamara GarciaI am a rising junior from Miami, Florida. As a East Asian Studies and Politics major, I am interested in American relations with East Asia, as well as within the Asian sphere itself. As my mother is from Japan, I have always had an interest in the culture, and studying Japanese at Brandeis has been an excellent way for me to ease my way into my family's heritage.

This past summer I completed a Japanese language-intensive program in Kanazawa called Princeton In Ishikawa, a challenging but very rewarding program. I am also the current co-president of the Japanese Student Association, which works closely with the Japanese Language Program professors. If you see me around, do not hesitate to ask any questions!

Evan MacPhaul '17
East Asian Studies/Computer Science/History

Evan MacPhaulI am a senior from Gainesville, Florida. I first became interested in East Asian Studies during my first year at Brandeis. After taking Spanish from third through twelfth grade, I wanted an experience that was completely different. From this, I ended up in Japanese 10a, and enjoyed it so much that I have not looked back since.

Aside from my East Asian Studies major, I am also majoring in Computer Science and minoring in History. I spent this past spring semester studying abroad in Tokyo, so feel free to talk to me about that, as well.