Meet Our UDRs
The Romance Studies Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) serve as a resource for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and bring student concerns and ideas to the department faculty and staff. They provide feedback regarding scheduling problems, course offerings, etc. and help organize events for majors, minors and other interested students.
French and Francophone Studies
Leslie Kamel is a junior, double majoring in French and Francophone Studies and Health: Science, Society and Policy.
Anjulika Sahgal is a senior, double majoring in Anthropology and Health: Science, Society and Policy and minoring in French. In addition to being a French and Francophone Studies UDR, she is involved with Companion to Elders and STAR. She studied abroad in Paris during the spring of 2014. Her dream job is to become an epidemiologist because she is interested in medical anthropology and it will also enable her to travel. FUN FACT: She eats tomatoes like apples!
Jessica Steindler is a junior, majoring in French and Francophone Studies.
Hannah Marion is a junior, double majoring in Sociology and Hispanic Studies and minoring Social Justice and Social Policy, Education Studies, and Latin American and Latino Studies. She is involved in the Brandeis Women's Tennis team and she is also an English Language Learners volunteer tutor, an Aceing Autism volunteer tennis coach, and a General Tutoring tutor. She will be studying abroad this fall in Havana, Cuba! She would love to work as a social worker, education policymaker, or some type of scholar in Cuba. She loves to read about Cuba, listen to NPR, and watch college basketball. FUN FACT: She has flown an airplane!
Sabrina Libretti is a senior, triple majoring in Biology, Health: Science, Society and Policy and Hispanic Studies. During her time at Brandeis, she has been involved in Hospital Helpers, Junior Brandeis Achievers, and SPECTRUM. She was also a member of the Quidditch team, Brandeis ESS and Splash! She works at the office of The Arc of Massachusetts and at the Chill Zone in Waltham. In addition to being a Hispanic Studies UDR, she serves on the UDR Council and she is a PERC Fellow! She went to Honduras on the Global Medical Brigades trip in February. After graduating from Brandeis, she plans to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a pediatrician. Her dream job is being able to help people everyday! She loves listening to music and spending time with friends. FUN FACT: She won the "Most Distinguished Laugh" award in her senior year of high school!
Victoria Camille Aronson is a senior, double majoring in International and Global Studies and English, and minoring in Italian and Legal Studies. In addition to being an Italian UDR, she is a managing editor for The Hoot and editor of the arts section. She is a member of the women's Ultimate Frisbee team and works at the Office of Student Financial Services. Last summer, she volunteered as a coach for the non-profit organization Let's Get Ready, which provides SAT prep to first generation low-income students. She studied abroad in the spring in Milan, Italy. She would like to become fluent in Italian and hoped to meet some of her Italian family for the first time (Her mom was actually born in Naples!). She grew up watching shows like Divine Design with Candice Olson on HGTV, so she has always been intrigued by design, and Milan is renowned as one of the fashion capitals of the world. She would love to be able to wander the streets of Italy and see the old architectural structures, steeped with rich, historical details, yet immersed within the rapid pace of modern life. Her dream job would allow her to travel. She would also love to become involved in the scope of international law. FUN FACT: She loves horror movies!
Sophia Baez is a senior double majoring in History and Italian Studies. She was accepted early admission to the Teach for America 2015 Corp last year and was placed in New Jersey. In addition to being an Italian UDR, she is one of the presidents of AHORA, an ELL coordinator and tutor. Like most Brandeisians, she loves Disney and Harry Potter. Unlike most Brandeisians, she is a proud Miami Heat Fan (305 til I die). FUN FACT: She has an unhealthy obsession with crappy TV!
Breanna Small is a junior, double majoring in Anthropology and IIM in Italian Studies and minoring in Art History. She is President of the Anthropology Club, Co-leader of Hiking Club, and participates in IM soccer. She spent this past summer studying Italian and Art History in Siena, Italy and loved it! She would love to live abroad at some point, and her dream job would be to be involved in activism and travel. FUN FACT: She loves to dance!