Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Camryn Cohen
Camryn Cohen ’21
BS Candidate

Hey, everyone! My name is Camryn Cohen and I am currently a senior pursuing a BS in HSSP, with a double major in chemistry on the chemical biology track. I am so excited to return as a UDR this semester!

My favorite part about HSSP is how interdisciplinary the major is, which allows me to pursue my interests in science, social science and policy!

Outside of class I am involved in coordinating education initiatives in the Waltham Community, tutoring for statistics at Brandeis, and clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital pertaining to cardiology and women's health. I also had the awesome opportunity this past spring semester to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and conduct research regarding gender violence and access to abortion during COVID-19.

If you have questions about career fields, studying abroad, figuring out your schedule, opportunities on and off campus, or literally anything else — I am here to talk about anything and everything! I am also the lead UDR for the Division of Social Sciences, so please don't hesitate to reach out regarding questions about HSSP or the social sciences in general!

Emma Ghalili
Emma Ghalili ’22
BS Candidate

Hello, everyone! My name is Emma Ghalili and I am a junior at Brandeis. I am pursuing a BS in HSSP and a BA in Biology. I am currently on the pre-health path. I am super excited to be joining the HSSP UDR team because I feel that the HSSP curriculum has so much to offer and I am so excited to be working with my co-UDRs!

When I am not studying or attending class, I am in the admissions office giving tours to prospective families. I am also the president of Partners in Health engage Brandeis. In addition to that, I am a part of the Gutchess Lab on campus, which studies aging, culture and cognition. I decided to be an HSSP major because of the endless opportunities that major allows us to explore your own paths and ideas.

I cannot wait to get to work on planning some amazing events for you all and helping you on your HSSP journey. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about scheduling, internships, pre-health, and research. Also, feel free to reach out just to say hey! You can contact me through my email and I would be more than happy to meet with you for coffee, talk on the phone or answer questions through email!

Kristi Ho
Kristi Ho ’22
BA Candidate

Hi, everyone! My name is Kristi, and I am currently a junior pursuing a BA in HSSP. I'm also double majoring with Psychology as well, with a minor in Social Justice and Social Policy. Outside of my UDR role, you'll find me rowing with the crew team at 5 a.m., volunteering for various Waltham Group clubs, heading into Waltham or Boston with friends, and making too many c-store runs.

I love the field of public health and want to help decrease health disparities, and I'm also interested in reforming the American health care system in the future. Because the HSSP major is so interdisciplinary, I know I'll be prepared for any career I want to pursue. In the meantime, I also plan to study abroad next spring in Copenhagen! The program allows me to travel and explore the various health care systems of Denmark, Finland and Estonia.

I'm excited to meet you all and talk about the major, classes and schedules, potential careers, study abroad opportunities, Brandeis life and more. I am more than happy to chat through email, set up a phone call or meet in person.