Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Undergraduate departmental representatives are responsible for opening avenues of communication between undergraduates and departmental faculty.

They also provide academic and career information to majors, minors and prospective students; organize meetings and information sessions on topics related to the program; disseminate information on current department events and activities; and serve as ambassadors for the department at university-wide events such as admitted students day and the academic fair.

Fall 2019 UDRs

jacob knauer, undergraduate department representative for philosophy
Jacob Knauer ’22
Undergraduate Department Representative

Jacob is a sophomore looking to major in philosophy while also exploring mathematics, sociology and political science. He is interested in the fields of ontology and phenomenology and their relation to epistemology and metaphysics. He also hopes to explore practical applications of philosophy from public policy to scientific theory.

alexander kougasian, undergraduate department representative for philosophy
Alexander Kougasian ’21
Undergraduate Department Representative

Alex is a junior pursuing a major in philosophy and a minor in computer science. His exploration of philosophy at Brandeis has made him most interested in questions pertaining to morality through a skeptical lens. He also writes opinion pieces for the Brandeis Hoot which are heavily influenced by his philosophical background.

sonia pavel, undergraduate department representative in philosophy
Sonia Pavel ’20
Undergraduate Department Representative

Sonia Pavel, a Brandeis Wien Scholar from Bucharest, Romania, is a senior majoring in philosophy and anthropology. She is currently most interested in questions pertaining to the nature and development of normative communities, personhood and its ethical dimensions, as well as moral and political obligations. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a doctorate in moral, social and political philosophy.