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 bring 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.
Alexander DuMont is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Italian Studies and Legal Studies. He is a TA for Psychology and was an intern at Boston Probation Department Central Division this past semester. In previous years he worked at Lemberg Children's Center and was a part of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra as a flute player. He studied abroad in the fall of 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden as a part of DIS Stockholm. His current post-graduation plans are to first pay off his student loans, and then hopefully go back to school to get a Masters of Social Work and a license to practice. He loves to do things outdoors...running, hiking, rock climbing. He is going to be an outdoor instructor for 10 weeks this summer in the Rockies. He also likes to play video games and read! FUN FACT: When he was abroad he spent a weekend in the Article Circle and saw the Northern Lights!
Sophia Kupervaser-Gould is a senior triple majoring in Anthropology, IGS and Italian Studies with a minor in Economics. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy during her junior year, where she interned for Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, an independent cultural institution founded on the ideals and legacy of great Italian entrepreneur, Adriano Olivetti. In her free time she likes watching and playing soccer, talking to her family and friends in Argentina and listening to everything from classical music to Italian rap. She will miss her Italian family but is excited to be back on campus, start her thesis research, see her friends and hit up the c-store.
Stefania Molinaro is a junior, double majoring in Italian Studies and HSSP. She is a part of the Brandeis' Women's Club Soccer team, on the e-board for Brandeis Dance Marathon, and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon. She is planning on studying abroad next spring in Rome. She loves listening to music, playing soccer, and reading books in her free time. FUN FACT: Stefania has a puppy named Stella that she loves to take on walks!
Alex Nedell is a junior double majoring in Business and Italian Studies. She is a member of Sigma Delta Tau and works with two startups out of Boston in her free-time. She studied abroad in Florence, Italy during her midyear semester freshman year. Her plans post-grad are to attend graduate school for her MBA, land a job in the business field and eventually become an entrepreneur. Her ultimate dream is to move to Italy and start her own salon. In her free time, she likes to go to the gym, binge watch TV series on Netflix, cook and spend all her money at TJ Maxx. FUN FACT: She has a Spotify playlist for every mood she’s in.