Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate departmental representatives (UDRs) are responsible for opening avenues of communication between undergraduates and departmental faculty.

They also provide academic and career information to majors, minors and prospective students; organize meetings and information sessions on topics related to the program; disseminate information on current department events and activities; and serve as ambassadors for the department at university-wide events such as admitted students day and the academic fair.

Fall 2018 UDRs

matthew reeves, undergraduate department representative for philosophy
Matthew Reeves ’19
Undergraduate Department Representative

Matthew Reeves is a junior, double majoring in philosophy and history. In addition, he is the captain of the rowing team. His favorite philosophy class is Phil 126A (What Does It Mean to Be a Global Citizen?), with Professor Teuber, because it is a broad view of ethical issues around the world.

matthew schecter, undergraduate department representative for philosophy
Matthew Schecter ’19
Undergraduate Department Representative

Matthew Schecter is a junior, double majoring in philosophy and politics. He is president of MEOR, a Jewish engagement group on campus; vice president of the Brandeis Israel Public Affairs Committee; sports coordinator at campus radio station WBRS; and communications coordinator at bVIEW, Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World. His favorite philosophy class is Phil 125B (Philosophy of Law) because it combines his passions of philosophy and law.

sonia pavel, undergraduate department representative in philosophy
Sonia Pavel ’20
Undergraduate Department Representative

Sonia Pavel, a Brandeis Wien Scholar from Bucharest, Romania, is a sophomore majoring in philosophy and anthropology. She is currently most interested in questions pertaining to the nature and development of normative communities, personhood and its ethical dimensions, as well as moral and political obligations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a doctorate in moral, social and political philosophy.