French and Francophone Studies UDRs
The Undergraduate Departmental Representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and brings 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.
2020-21 FREN UDRs
Elizabeth is a junior, majoring in Biology and minoring in French and Francophone Studies. Her specific interests include molecular biology and genetics. Outside of class, she tutors with Waltham Group General Tutoring, volunteers for blood drives, and teaches at Brandeis Splash. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching stand-up specials, and eating lots of snacks. She is not studying abroad but has always wanted to live in France for an extended period of time. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions via email! FUN FACT: She has traveled to Europe several times and her favorite cities are Venice and Prague.
I’m majoring in Politics and minoring in both French and Francophone Studies as well as Legal Studies. I am a Brandeis Ambassador/tour guide, a member of the Waltham Group for both Companions to Elders and Kids Connection, a member of TAMID (the business club on campus) and I also work for Brandeis's Phonathon for the Office of Institutional Advancement. I am planning on studying abroad in the Spring of 2021 in Paris (hopefully). Post-graduation I hope to either go straight to law school or work for a real-estate development firm in either Boston or New York City. In my free time, I love traveling with family and friends, volunteering with members of my community and continuously listening to lots of music. Fun Fact: I love watching John Hughes films!
My full name is Alaina, but I prefer to go by Lainey. I am double majoring in chemistry and French and I am in the class of 2022. I am a fitness instructor at Gosman where I teach barre, I am a TA for organic chemistry, and I am in the General Tutoring Waltham Group. I have been taking French since I was in second grade, but I didn’t fall in love with the language and French culture until I traveled to Paris with my grandparents when I was 14. Sadly, I don’t have any family that speaks French, so I rely on speaking French with other Brandeis students to keep up my skills. I have plans to study abroad in Paris in Spring 2021, but if study abroad is canceled, I would love to live in Paris at some point after I graduate. After graduating, I plan to get a Masters in Education and teach high-school chemistry. I love to be active, so when I am not teaching barre, I am usually taking barre classes myself or spending time at the gym. I also enjoy spending time with friends, going out to eat, reading murder-mystery books, and watching Netflix. A random fun fact about myself is I’ve never eaten an olive.