Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Lexi Kaufman
Lexi Kaufman ’24
BS Candidate

Hi, everyone! My name is Lexi, and I am a senior at Brandeis from Long Island, New York. I am
double majoring in Biology and HSSP, minoring in Anthropology, and am on the Pre-PA track. I
am excited to work with all the amazing HSSP faculty and UDR team to advise students on this
major to help them to reach their goals.
The HSSP curriculum's interdisciplinary approach enables us to explore diverse courses across
multiple departments, helping us discover our own passions and trajectories – a feature I truly
appreciate, and one that allows me to explore areas of study I previously would have no access
Outside of my UDR role, I am a member of the varsity swim and dive team, a volunteer in
Waltham group, an admissions fellow, and a volunteer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. I am also
working on passing my EMT certification in order to participate in BEMCO on campus.
I am so excited to meet you all and to share what amazing things the HSSP department has to
offer! Whether it's internships, research, classes or anything about Brandeis life in general,
please feel free to reach out at any point!

Diego Robles
Diego Robles ’24
BS Candidate

Hello! My name is Diego, I am a rising junior pursuing a BS degree in HSSP, and I am super excited to work with the UDR team and faculty this coming semester! Since learning more about the vital role that public health plays in the foundation of a thriving society, especially after seeing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I knew that I wanted to become more involved with Brandeis' HSSP major. Upon exploring more of the HSSP curriculum, I knew that I wanted to join the UDR team to show prospective students what the major can offer them in terms of professional development and personal insight.

Beyond joining the HSSP UDR team, I am also involved with the Waltham groups Advocates for Health team where I serve as a coordinator on the E-Board, helping connect students to health-related volunteer opportunities in the Waltham and greater Boston community! As you can probably tell, I am very passionate about public health, specifically in helping bridge connections that help reduce health inequities across America and beyond.

Please feel free to message me with any questions or thoughts, I'd love to sit and chat any time!

Priya Karumanchi
Priya Karumanchi ’24
BS Candidate

Hi, everyone! My name is Priya, and I am a senior at Brandeis from Los Angeles, California. I am currently pursuing a BS in HSSP, minoring in psychology and am on the pre-health track. I am excited to be part of and work with the HSSP UDR team and get to work with the HSSP faculty as well. The interdisciplinary curriculum allows us to take a wide variety of classes in multiple departments and be able to find out our own interests and paths, which is something I love about the HSSP curriculum.

Outside of my UDR role, I work as an admissions fellow and am on the E-board, so you might catch me giving a tour around campus. I also volunteer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and am part of the South Asian Students Association as well as a research intern at a reproductive psychology lab off-campus.

I am excited to meet you all and talk about all that the HSSP department has to offer such as going over classes, internships, research, or any related questions. I am even happy to talk about anything Brandeis related and student life in general. Please feel free to reach out at any point to chat via email, zoom, or to meet in person!