Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs) serve as student representatives of the department, organize events for economics students and provide feedback to faculty and staff. 

UDRs are also available to provide information to economics majors and prospective majors.

Meet Our UDRs

Emily Hong
Emily Hong ’19
Economics and Business Major

Emily Hong is a senior from Wakefield, MA, pursuing a double major in Economics and Business. On campus, she is Treasurer for the Brandeis Asisan American Students Association and dedicates much of her time securing free food at all BAASA events! Moreover she loves being part of the culture club community, connecting with part of her identity as well as spreading awareness for AAPI social & political issues. She is the PR Coordinator for the Brandeis Student Consultancy and Assistant Treasurer at the Student Union. She has interned at Mirror Placement, a local firm in Concord, MA.

She deliberated long and hard about what to major in and chose Economics because it balances quantitative and social sides, making it easy to relate to real world problems. She looks forward to answering questions other students may have about deciding on a major. As a UDR, she hopes to be a great resource to new and returning students by organizing useful/relevant events for all!

In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching Netflix (Gilmore Girls), spending time with BAASA family, going to Boston to eat copious amounts of ramen, dim sum, and boba. Please feel free to reach out to her through email or facebook!

Darhan Rzaev
Darhan Rzaev ’19
Economics, IBS Scholar

Darhan is a senior pursuing a major in economics and has relative coursework in computer science. He is also an IBS scholar, part of the BA/MA program with the Brandeis International Business School. He lives in New York City where he has completed most of his work and internship experience. He enjoys lacrosse and basketball, writing poetry (favorite poet is Milosz Czeslaw), reading books (favorite author is George Orwell) and blogs. Darhan loves to learn and research new technology & innovations, and follow their impact on the world, especially in developing countries.

On campus, he works at IBS in the admissions and careers office, assisting the student engagement team with events for graduate students and IBS scholars. If you have any questions or would like to set up a meeting with Darhan, send him an email!

Zongyuan Li
Zongyuan Li ’20
Economics and Math major

Zongyuan Li is a senior from Beijing, China, double majoring in Economics and Mathematics, and minoring in Legal Studies. On campus, she is a Roosevelt Fellow. She joined GCC (Global China Connection) when she was a sophomore, organizing the Brandeis alumni reunion in Beijing last summer. Zongyuan studied abroad in Copenhagen in the summer of 2016, and served as a study abroad ambassador last year. 

She likes to play the piano and hang out with friends. She is looking forward to meeting people with any questions related to the Econ major! As a UDR, Zongyuan will be a great supporter and listener, and hopes to provide practical suggestions to new students.

If you have any questions about the Econ major/courses, life at Brandeis, or studying abroad, please feel free to reach out to her through email.