Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and bring 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.
I am one of the UDR's for Arabic. I am a junior majoring in Health, Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP) with minors in Arabic and Economics and am interested in learning Arabic because of family in Egypt. I am also on the basketball team and enjoy spending time volunteering, working, and doing research. I am excited about the events we have planned for the upcoming year and would happy to answer any questions that students have about the Arabic program!
Sarah is excited to serve as one of the Arabic Undergraduate Departmental Representatives for the 2020-2021 school year. She is a senior majoring in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Economics, and International and Global Studies, and has a minor in Arabic. Her interest in the Arabic language stems from a desire to understand the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict from all angles and perspectives, and from her interest in the Middle East as a whole. Sarah studied in Amman, Jordan during the Spring 2020 semester, and hopes to return to the Middle East after graduation, whether for work, graduate school, or personal travel!
In her free time, Sarah plays rugby with the Brandeis Women's Rugby Team and enjoys volunteering in the Office of Admissions as an Ambassador and Chatter. Back home in Los Angeles, she loves training in martial arts and is an instructor of Krav Maga!
Graduate Student Representatives
Graduate Student Representatives are resources for fellow and potential graduate students. They can assist students with learning about the program from an experienced student's perspective, give advice on housing and getting around town or navigating campus, share questions or concerns about being a graduate student, and suggest ideas for promoting social connections with fellow students. They represent NEJS graduate students at the monthly departmental faculty meetings and can share your suggestions or areas of concern.