Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
The Biology Undergraduate Department Representatives (UDR) can be consulted for information about biology courses, the major and research opportunities.
Meet the 2020-21 Biology UDRs
Shoshana is a senior, double majoring in Biology and HSSP. She is very excited to be returning to the Biology UDR team and especially loves advising students about course selection and research opportunities! Shoshana can usually be found researching neuronal homeostasis at the Nelson Lab in the Shapiro Science Center, studying (or getting distracted by her friends) in the library or at Trader Joe's buying all of their yummy food. Outside of UDR duties, Shoshana serves as a board member for BeWISE (Brandeis Encourages Women in Science and Engineering) and is the VP of Consulting for TAMID Group at Brandeis. Off campus, she volunteers as medical advocate for Somerville and Cambridge Elder Services. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Shoshana about anything Biology related — career paths, classes, research, internships or anything other questions you may have!
Megan Geller is a Junior at Brandeis University majoring in Biology on the pre-dental track and can usually be found with a hot chocolate in her hand. She became a Biology major after taking and loving all of the introductory biology classes and forming many strong connections with the biology department faculty. Megan is very excited to be joining the Biology UDR team for the coming school year. This past semester Megan was TA for Biology 15b with Professor Miara. When not in class, Megan is a member of the Brandeis gymnastics club team, the Brandeis club cheerleading team, an Editor of The Justice (Brandeis University's Independent Student Newspaper) and an active member of Brandeis Buddies, which is part of the Waltham Group. In her free time, she loves to bake, play the ukulele, do needlepoint, listen to music and watch movies. As a Biology UDR, Megan hopes to bridge the gap between the students and faculty so that everyone feels like they are a part of our biology family. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to her and she can help you navigate the Biology major at Brandeis.
Niha Putta is a senior double majoring in Biology and HSSP. Niha is really excited to return as a part of the UDR team this year and is looking forward to being a resource for students navigating the Biology major at Brandeis! Outside of being a Biology UDR, Niha is a policy member of the Student Health Advisory Committee, a part of the Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and a Waltham Group volunteer. Off campus, Niha is also involved with research in a systems biology lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a volunteer for the Family Van. In her free time, she loves to take photos, bake, or listen to music. Please feel free to reach out to Niha if you have any questions about course selection, research, internships or anything else!
Gabby Tercatin is a junior majoring in Biology and HSSP on the pre-med track. You can usually find Gabby on the second floor of the Shapiro Science Center studying, or in Gosman where she is on the Track and Field team. She is so excited to be a part of the Biology UDR team for this year and can't wait to plan many science filled events and help students navigate the major! When Gabby is not in class or at practice, she can be found giving tours with admissions, volunteering with the Waltham Group, SPECTRUM, or working in Lovett Lab. Some fun facts about Gabby is that she has been to 17 National Parks and goes to Opening Day for the Red Sox every year. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Gabby!