2023-2024 Lead UDRs
Lead UDRs serve as liaisons between department/program UDRs, UDR Program staff and School of Arts and Sciences Division Heads. They meet with UDR program staff to discuss program activities and advise on new initiatives and UDR policy changes, and with School Division Heads to discuss academic and pedagogical issues in the division. Additionally, they facilitate collaboration among department/program UDRs, support UDR trainings, and advise UDRs on an as needed basis.
There is one Lead UDR from each School of Arts and Sciences Division (Creative Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences) and one at-large Lead UDR.
Adhithri Rajaragupathi ‘25 is dual majoring in neuroscience and biology with a minor
in HSSP on the pre-med track. She possesses a strong passion for promoting health equality and
actively works to raise awareness on this topic. She currently works as a clinical research
assistant at Mass General Hospital and as a biology tutor. She is also the co-president of Brandeis
encourages Women in STEM, the events coordinator for the Brandeis Science Research
Connection Club, and the Relay for Life coordinator for the American Cancer Society.
Apart from her academic and professional commitments, she is also part of the hip-hop dance
team KAOS on campus. She also enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her friends, and
traveling. She loves meeting new people and trying out new things! She is excited to be the Lead
UDR for the Sciences Division and is looking forward to a year of new experiences and learning
Alaina Vermilya '24 is a Sociology major with minors in Social Justice and Social Policy, Education Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Last semester, she studied abroad in Amsterdam, exploring gender and sexuality using an international lens. She would be more than happy to speak with students about Sociology classes, career opportunities, books, Brandeis a cappella, study abroad, Amsterdam, or queer identity. Outside of Brandeis, she has worked for the Institute for Community Research in Hartford, CT and Citizens for Juvenile Justice in Boston, MA. She is thrilled to be working with the Sociology department again this year and is so excited to serve as the Social Sciences Lead UDR! She would enjoy getting to know you, so please feel free to reach out to her with any questions, concerns or suggestions!