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June 26, 2015
MassLIFT – Americorps Jobs

May 20, 2015
The Ocean Project Summer Internships​: RI

April 10, 2015
Zoo New England Science and Conservation Day at the Franklin Park Zoo (April 11)

March 19, 2015
Environmental Health and Justice JBS for Fall 2015

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The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program is designed to open avenues of communication between students and faculty. UDRs serve as student representatives and provide feedback to the program.

2015-2016 Representatives

Margaret Back '16

Jay Feinstein '17

Madeline Rosenberg '16

Matt Smetana '17matt
Matt is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies and is from a town outside of Chicago. His family would frequently hike and stress the importance of keeping in touch with the earth, ever since then he’s been fixed on exploring the natural world and making it a better place. He has an extreme passion for ecology and animal behavior and spent this past summer working for a pollinator ecology lab at University of California Davis (ask him about it!). He is also a chair of the Brandeis Sustainability Committee and Class of 2017 Senator, and uses these positions to bring positive change to campus. In his free time he enjoys touring Brandeis with The Sibley Guide to Trees, creating watercolor paintings, and catching up on (far too many) TV shows.

He is a great resource for the ‘natural science’ electives, but would love to answer any questions related to the ENVS major (or Brandeis in general). And if you love chameleons you’re already one of his favorite people.