Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as student representatives of the department, organize events for economics students and provide feedback to faculty and staff. 

UDRs are also available to provide information to economics majors and prospective majors.

Meet Our UDRs

Bob Corpening
Bob Corpening
Class of 2021

Returning UDR Bob Corpening is a senior majoring in Economics and Business with minors in Creative Writing and Mathematics. His on-campus extracurriculars include serving as Treasurer for the literary magazine Laurel Moon, and as Vice President of the TAMID Fund, a financial analysis and business club, as well as serving as a TA for Introduction to Microeconomics, and working on a faculty research project. Aside from studying economics, Bob is committed to writing, music, baking and the great outdoors. Check out some of his work at his personal website.

Bob is passionate about making Economics accessible and exciting to all and would be thrilled to answer any questions you may have! If you are looking for advice on completing the major, course selection, or ways to get more involved in Econ at Brandeis, feel free to reach out to him!

Frances sits in front of a wooden planter with green plants. She is smiling
Frances Hoffen
Class of 2022

Frances Hoffen is a junior from Florida, majoring in Economics. On campus, she is a TA for Statistics for Economic Analysis, a project manager for the Tamid Group and an editor for the Justice. In her free time, she loves exercising, reading and spending time with friends. She is excited to chat with students and help the econ department organize events. Please feel free to reach out to her through email with any questions!

Annie Huang
Annie (Yaxi) Huang
Class of 2022

Annie Huang is a junior from Chengdu, China, double majoring in Economics and IGS, and minoring Business. On campus, she joined CSSA in the department of Public Relation when she was a freshman. She was in Waltham Group for tutoring when she was a freshman. She studied abroad in Seoul, Korea last summer and will go to Singapore in Spring 2020. She likes dancing and she has her own dancing club on campus called Vascrick.

Annie has enjoyed her experience as an Economics student at Brandeis and hopes to help students have a similar experience. She is always happy to answer any questions and talk about her experiences with the Econ department!

Rebecca (Jinye) Li stands in front of a busy city street
Rebecca (Jinye) Li
Class of 2021

Rebecca Li is a Senior majoring in Economics and Psychology. She comes from Beijing, China. She used to be the vice president of the club Global China Connection and volunteered in the peer mentoring program in Waltham group. She also went to the Copenhagen study abroad program during summer 2018. She is now the teaching assistant for Econ 30: The Economy of China.

During free time, she loves watching movies and taking photos. If you have any questions about Econ major or if you are interested in the Copenhagen program, feel free to contact Rebecca through email!