Undergraduate Dept. Representatives (UDRs)
About The Program
The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDR) program was first established by the Student Senate in the early to mid-1990s, and reestablished in the fall of 1998 by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the suggestion of faculty and undergraduate participants of "Creating a Welcoming Campus Environment" meetings. The program is designed to open avenues of communication between undergraduates and departmental/program faculty.
UDRs are selected during the spring semester for the following academic year.
OpenBook: An English dept. Podcast
In this series of podcasts, Undergraduate Department Representatives from English and Creative Writing are interviewing professors, to help students get to know the faculty better both as scholars and as people. Listen to these podcasts to hear a little bit more about your professors than you may learn in the classroom!
Meet the Representatives
Peter Diamond is a junior from Newton, Massachusetts majoring in English and minoring in South Asian Studies. At Brandeis, he has most enjoyed studying Indian literature, 18th century studies, and LGBT literature/alternative approaches to queer studies. Outside of being a UDR, he hosts a radio show and books live concerts on campus, and he works at the Hiatt Career Center as a peer counselor and for the Department of Community Living as a Community Advisor. After college, he hopes to earn a PhD in English.
Rebecca Kahn is a Senior at Brandeis this year. She will be graduating with a major in English and Creative Writing and a minor in Art History. This is her second year as a UDR for Creative Writing. In addition to being a UDR, Rebecca is the President of Brandeis' most unique tradition, Liquid Latex, a member of the hip hop team Kaos Kids, and a member of Adagio Dance Ensemble. In what little free time she has left, Rebecca enjoys trying to find the Boston-area's best tacos and cultivating her extensive knowledge of pop culture.
Rachel Moore is a senior studying English and Business with a minor in French and Francophone studies. This is her third year as a UDR for the English Department. She is passionate about knowledge-sharing and loves collaborating with other students.
Some of Rachel's favorite things: Reading (she is currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt), dancing, and snacks.
Email her with any questions related to the English department or suggestions of books to read!
Hannah Sussman, a creative writing major, still types by hunting and pecking, and no, she isn’t looking to learn the proper way. During her senior year, she has adopted a senior-citizen appetite and would gladly discuss the major, short fiction, or internships over soup and an egg salad sandwich.
Sarah Terrazano is a senior double majoring in English and Creative Writing, with minors in Hispanic Studies and CAST. She loves to read, write, and wear flannel, and is plotting the ways to live in Spain after graduation, which is where she studied abroad last year. On campus, you can find her behind the front desk in the library or trying to find a parking spot.