Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
Each undergraduate departmental representative serves 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.
Joey is a senior majoring in classical studies and economics, with minors in politics and history of ideas. In the Classical Studies department, he has had experience working directly with faculty on their own projects as well as with CLARC (the Classical Studies Artifact Research Collection). Beyond academics he is a contributor to The Hoot, a member of the Brandeis quiz bowl team, and represented Brandeis in the "Jeopardy! National College Championship." This past spring, he studied abroad in Greece, and would love to talk about his experiences there and about pursuing classical studies abroad.
If you are looking for advice on the classical studies major/minor tracks, how to balance classical studies and another major, or just want to talk about anything and everything classical studies, feel free to reach out to him.
Draken Garfinkel, Class of 2023, double majors in economics and classical studies, the majority of his academics focusing on the interplay between these two deceptively connected disciplines. Proficient in Latin, he takes Attic Greek and intends on picking up a third language before graduation. Always with an open mind, Draken seeks out understanding in all parts of his life, even if that means altering his beliefs or opinions. Other than research, he holds a position on Brandeis Hillel's Masorti board, reads often and greatly enjoys exercise, cooking and strategy games. His current goals as UDR are to promote integration between classical studies and other departments as well as establish classical studies-related extracurricular activities.