Russian Studies Program

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

The Undergraduate departmental representatives serve 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.

2023-24 UDRs

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Aeryn Rowe '25
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Aeryn is a sophomore hailing from the Boston Area. He is double majoring in Russian Studies and Anthropology with a Religious Studies minor. Aeryn also serves on Russian Culture Club’s eboard and works with the Center for German and European Studies (CGES). He received a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Russian in Tbilisi, Georgia in the Summer of 2022. Aeryn started Russian 10a freshman year and never looked back. His favorite pastime is starting more languages than he can realistically learn. Aeryn is excited to talk to students interested in Russian Studies, choosing courses or applying to CLS programs. 

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Isabella Seemann '26
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Isabella '26 is originally from Portland, Oregon. She is majoring in Psychology, and is minoring in Russian Studies, Legal Studies, and also enjoys studying Film and Anthropology. Additionally, she is passionate about the ways in which students can use a second language like Russian in their career paths. If you have any questions about Russian Studies, or anything at all, please reach out to her! She is excited to talk to all students.

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Zoe Potolsky '27
Undergraduate Departmental Representative

Zoe '27 is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is majoring in International Global Studies and Russian, and minoring in music. She has been studying Russian for four years. Her interests include playing violin and cats. Please reach out with any questions!