Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs)
The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and brings student concerns and/or ideas to the program faculty. They also provide feedback to the program chair, undergraduate advising head, and faculty regarding scheduling problems, course offerings, etc. and help organize events for majors, minors, and other interested students.
Ally Mooney is a senior double majoring in French and Psychology and minoring in Linguistics. During the spring semester of 2018 Ally studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France and had many a conversation en français over croissants and espresso. Ally is currently a freelance translator (for both video and written content), but her dream job would be to practice bereavement counseling with children. FUN FACT: Ally loves swing dancing to big band music.
Akim Sanni is a Wien International Scholar and also a varsity basketball athlete here at Brandeis. He is originally from the Benin Republic in West Africa. He grew up speaking French and four dialects and learned English when he came to the U.S. for high school his sophomore year. He came to Brandeis as undeclared, class of 2021 but as a rising sophomore, he is planning to major in Business, minor in Economics and French and Francophone Studies. He is not studying abroad but it's still something he is considering for the future. His post-graduation plan is to apply to Brandeis IBS, work part-time in a business firm and teach French. In his free time, he likes to create great memories with family and friends and also volunteer for youth basketball and football camps. FUN FACT: He loves to cook.
Anqi (Kirsten) Zhao is a senior, double majoring in Economics and International and Global Studies (IGS), and double minoring in French and Business. She is involved in multiple cultural clubs and dance clubs and worked as a Senior Week coordinator in spring 2018. She also studied abroad in Paris in fall 2017. She likes dancing, reading and listening to music in her free time. FUN FACT: She doesn't like ice-cream.