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Additional information about the UDR Program can be found on the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences website.

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program is designed to open avenues of communication between undergraduate majors/minors and departmental faculty. UDRs serve as student representatives, organize events for majors/minors and provide feedback to the department.

2017-18 UDRs

Vidit Dhawan '19

Vidit DhawanI am a junior majoring in Business and Economics with a minor in South Asian Studies. Having been born and brought up in a diverse city like Mumbai makes me even more fascinated with the different cultures and languages of India. I have also always found the topic of regional conflict in South Asia very intriguing, especially between that of India and Pakistan.

Outside of academics, I am part of the student union, member of the chess and squash club, and work at Gosman and the Intercultural Center. During the summer, I have interned as a sports content writer at a sports media company.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding South Asian Studies, Brandeis in general, any sport, or want to practice your Hindi.

Do contact me if you want to watch an Indo-Pak cricket match with some biryani and lassi!

Avanti Mohan '18

Avanti MohanI'm a senior majoring in Health: Science, Society, and Policy with a minor in South Asian Studies. In my freshman year, I stumbled upon SAS 100a and my interest in the history and culture of South Asia grew from there. I am particularly interested in the variety of cultures in the Indian subcontinent and how the history of conflict between countries has created tensions which still exist today.

Outside of academics, I enjoy painting, hiking, and getting in a few tackles with the Women's Rugby team. This past spring semester I studied public health in Thailand!

Reach out to me if you'd like to chat about how to minor/scheduling, discuss a SAS class, practice your Tamil (or Thai), or talk about elephants!