Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

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 and course offerings, and help organize events for majors, minors, and other interested students.

photo of Ji Chen

Ji is a junior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in International and Global Studies (IGS) and Linguistics. Outside of the classroom, she works as a Chinese tutor and an Anthropology research assistant. She also volunteers with Waltham Group Companion to Elders. Ji is fascinated by all parts of Anthropology, but socio-cultural anthropology and linguistic anthropology particularly intrigue her. If she can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Margo Sobel

Margo Sobel is a senior double majoring in Anthropology and Sociology with minors in CAST (Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation) and Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP). She works for the Admissions office as a Student Interviewer and is a Violence Prevention Educator for the Prevention, Advocacy, & Resource Center. She is interested in all facets of Anthropology, from studying ancient archaeological hominids to researching the socio-anthropological traditions of privacy among different cultures around the world. Feel free to email her with any questions about class recommendations, requirements, or even just to introduce yourself!

photo of Ayush Thacker

Ayush is a junior majoring in Biology and Anthropology and minoring in HSSP (Health, Science, Society, Policy) on the Pre-Med track. Outside of the classroom, Ayush works as an Admissions Coordinator, he is a member of the Men's Ultimate Frisbee Team, and he is the Vice President for the Global Medical Brigades club. Ayush is primarily interested in the intersection of medicine and anthropology while engaging global perspectives on medicine and identifying areas of improvement in the Physician-Patient dynamic, specifically in Serious Illness Care.