Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

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?

Meet Your UDRs

Sienna Bucu
Sienna Bucu '22
Studio Art Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Hi, My name is Sienna Bucu and I am a fourth year majoring in Studio Art with minors in Art history and Philosophy. I have predominantly taken painting classes in my time at Brandeis. Art for me is about building community and responding to current events and politics. I was a candidate for Board of Education in Union, New Jersey in November of 2020. My favorite artists find a way to navigate the intersection between art and politics and I am much more responsive to modern and contemporary art. If you have any questions about the department, things you wish were different or ways to get involved feel free to reach out.

Aria Smith
Aria Smith '23
Studio Art Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Hello! My name is Aria Smith, and I am a junior double majoring in Studio Art and Computer Science with a minor in Film. I have an eclectic passion for art, film, and technology and have extensive coursework and fieldwork in digital photography and film and digital editing. I love painting, printmaking, as well as sculpture. I have always enjoyed learning about the history of art and how that has changed over the years and influenced other artists including me. My passion is painting and pushing my creative limits. You can often find me visiting the museums in Boston or out and about sketching or capturing intriguing moments.

Angela Sun stands in front of a colorful background
Angela Sun '23
Art History Undergraduate Department Representative
Hello! My name is Angela, and I’m a junior majoring in art history & East Asian studies with a minor in history. My interests within the art history major are very diverse—I love learning about Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Japanese and Chinese art history, and also contemporary art. Some of my favorite artists include Bernini, Titian, Vincent Van Gogh, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Yue Minjun. I love visiting different museums in the Boston area whenever I have the chance, and some of my favorites are the MFA and the Gardner Museum. I am also an avid fan of language learning, and I am currently taking Japanese and Chinese classes at Brandeis. Outside of the classroom, I do subtitling for Chinese variety shows and translations for Chinese hip hop. I love meeting new people who are interested in the Fine Arts Department, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!
Mello Wilsted
Mello Wilsted ’22
Art History Undergraduate Departmental Representative and Lead UDR for the Division of Creative Arts

Hi! My name is Mello Wilsted and I am in the class of 2022. I am an art history major and my specific interests are architecture and East Asian art. In my own art practice, I am a multimedia artist. I love crochet, paper cutting, watercolor, and drawing. I love printing and letterpress. Last summer, I was an apprentice at David Goines and Richard Seiburt's shop, Saint Heronimous Press. I am also a certified book binder by the San Francisco Center for the Book. My favorite artists are Alessandro Sicioldr, Hieronymus Bosch, and the street artists of Oakland. I have a serious interest in street art, senior year of high school I published a book, on Oakland street art stickers, called SLAP! And check out my Instragram!