2015-2016 Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Sharon Cai '18

Sharon Cai is a junior from Brooklyn, NY majoring in Sociology and Health: Science, Society & Policy. On campus, she is currently involved with Admissions, Brandeis Pluralism Alliance Steering Committee, Diversity Conference, and United Against Inequities in Disease. She has also served as an Orientation Leader, Community Advisor, and Reunion Liaison. Her studies focus on sociology of health and illness and inequalities in healthcare. She will spend summer 2016 participating in the “Health, Law & Justice” Justice Brandeis Summer program. During fall 2016, she will be abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark studying Public Health at the Danish Institute of Study Abroad. If you have any questions about the sociology department, co-curricular opportunities, or anything else, please feel free to reach out to her at sharoncai@brandeis.edu!

Sharon Cai

Kimberly Montano '17

Kimberly Montano is a senior from Los Angeles, California and on a pre-med track. Majoring in Biology and Sociology with a minor in Chemistry, she hopes to become a surgical Physician Assistant focusing on pediatric oncology/hematology. She currently volunteers at Prospect Hill, Spectrum, and is an undergrad research assistant for the Wangh Lab. Her lab project focuses on HPV linked to cervical cancer, and she will begin her senior thesis this summer! Sociology of health and illness sparked her interest in sociology, and she’s thrilled to represent two different departments at Brandeis! She hopes to be a liaison for any undergrads, and especially those that are interested in Sociology while having interests in other fields. You may reach her at kmontano@brandeis.edu if you have questions or would like advice about the Sociology Department! 

Kimberly Montano

Allison Plotnik '18

Allison Plotnik is a junior from Rochester, NY majoring in Sociology and Education Studies. On campus, she is the senior copy editor and treasurer for The Brandeis Hoot, chats at admissions, and is involved with Waltham Group. Within the field of sociology, she is focused on education and inequalities in the education system. This summer, she will be working in the programming office at a Jewish summer camp in Upstate New York. After returning to Brandeis for the fall, she plans to study Sociology and Child Development & Diversity in Copenhagen, Denmark for the spring 2017 semester. Feel free to email her at aplotnik@brandeis.edu with any questions about sociology or anything else. 

Jessica Star '17

Jessica Star is a senior majoring in Sociology and Theater, and minoring in Hispanic Studies.  She is currently the Business Manager for Up the Octave Acapella, an Orientation Leader, and a Stage Manager/Lighting Designer for Hold thy Peace and the Undergraduate Theater Collective. She is very interested in pursuing non-violent activism as a profession, and is super excited to be joining the Sociology Undergraduate Resource team. This summer she will be working as a World of Work scholar at AVODAH, a national non-profit working towards diminishing poverty and creating social change. Feel free to email her at jstar@brandeis.edu if you have any questions about the Sociology department. She is very excited to meet all of you!

Jessica Star