Undergraduate Departmental Representatives (UDRs)

In the Fine Arts Department, our Undergraduate Departmental Representatives are divided into the two subfields of Art History and Studio Art. These student representatives are here to offer help to majors, minors, or any other student interested in the Fine Arts Program. Whether you have a specific question about requirements or would just like to get more information on the program from a peer’s perspective, feel free to contact any of the UDRs.

Interested in Becoming a UDR?

The application process happens every spring. Contact Joan Tarkulich or check out the UDR website for more information.

Interested in the Fine Arts Department’s past UDRs and their interests? Check out our webpage of past UDRs.

Meet Your UDRs

Anna Ginsburg
Anna Ginsburg '21
Studio Art Undergraduate Department Representative
Hello! My name is Anna Ginsburg and I’m a junior from Hong Kong majoring in Studio Arts and Environmental Studies. I have taken sculpture, painting and drawing courses at Brandeis but I have the most experience as a painter. On campus, I’m a member of the Women’s Varsity Fencing team, as well as the club Quidditch team and Fencing club. I’m also a member of the Brandeis Improv collective. When I’m not in the studio/fencing room/field/music room/catching my breath, I like to spend time in Boston, or hike and swim when the weather allows. I especially like to take my sketchbook outside to draw from nature and what I see in the city. Please feel free to reach out to me by email or on campus if you would like to talk or ask questions about the Fine Arts department!
Jenny Ho
Jenny Ho ’20
Studio Art Undergraduate Department Representative

My name is Jenny and I’m a senior double majoring in studio arts and arts history, minoring in legal studies. I make art with all kinds of mediums. My favorite is oil paint for painting and pencil for drawing. I also do Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. I always bribe my friends to be my painting models. When the weather is good, I spend time reading in the sun. Campus-wise, I am involved in the Drawing Club, Triskelion and mock trial. I am interested in exploring how art can promote social justice and social changes, especially issues regarding LGBTQ+ rights and racial equality. My favorite artists so far are Alice Neel and Egon Schiele. I love to talk about art and honestly all kinds of things! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Qiang Hu
Qiang Hu '21
Art History Undergraduate Department Representative
My name is Qiang and I am a junior major in Art history, philosophy, and IGS. I am interested in Contemporary Art. I especially love minimalism and abstract minimalism. I love to explore the hidden messages behind the simple paints. I also love Andy Warhol. I love exploring different museums in my spare time. My favorite museums around Boston are the DeCordova and the ICA. Mass MOCA is also a great museum with so many amazing exhibitions and new ideas even it is a bit far from the campus. I am a member of the SCRAM and also the co-president of the Fashion Design Club. I am very open to talking to new people about the department, so don’t hesitate to contact me!
Liora Lilienthal
Liora Lilienthal ’20
Art History Undergraduate Department Representative

My name is Liora Lilienthal and I am a senior majoring in art history and psychology, with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. I'm from sunny Coral Springs, Florida, so Boston weather has really been an adjustment! My favorite artist has always been Edgar Degas, because as a dancer I always connected to his ballerina paintings. I also like the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, and Romero Britto. When I need a break from school work, I like going to museums, especially the Museum of Fine Arts. After college, I hope to become an art therapist for kids. I love meeting new people and talking about how great the Fine Arts department is, so let me know how I can help!