Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
Undergraduate departmental representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and potential majors, and bring student concerns and ideas to the department faculty. They provide open avenues of communication between undergraduate students and departmental faculty. UDRs serve as student representatives, organize events for majors and other interested students and provide feedback to the department regarding undergraduate issues including but not limited to scheduling course offerings and more. They are your main contact or liaison to the psychology department.
Originally from New Jersey, Gila Weinrib '21 spent a year after high school studying in Israel and is currently a senior studying psychology and HSSP. She still does not know exactly what she wants to do in her future but hopes to work with patients directly in a treatment field related to clinical psychology or neuropsychology. She is a research assistant in the CARD lab and is particularly interested in emotions and how neurological mechanisms relate to psychopathology. Outside of schoolwork, Gila teaches in Sunday school, helps run Challah for Hunger, works on the dining committee, and volunteers for Spectrum. In her free time, Gila loves to “procrastibake” (happy to share all recipes!) spend time with her family, play the piano, and do arts and crafts. She’s thrilled to be UDR this year and cannot wait to discuss all things psychology related!
Wanchen Zhao '21 is a senior from Zhengzhou, China. She majors in psychology and philosophy. A variety of things interest her, but clinical psychology and cognition are her favorite. She is also a research assistant at Aging, Culture, and Cognition Lab and a Roosevelt Fellow. Outside her academic work, Wanchen is active with Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society and STAR Peer Support. Like typical Brandeis students, she loves hanging out in Boston with friends. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions you have about the major (whether it's requirement or opportunities in the department)!