Hispanic Studies UDRs

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.

2023-24 UDRs

photo of Cooper Gottfried
Cooper Gottfried
Class of 2025
Pronouns: he/him

I'm a junior double majoring in Environmental Studies and Computer Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Outside of classes, I'm editor-in-chief at The Brandeis Hoot and I do research on migratory species through the EMIGRA Project. Although I don't have any specific plans, I'd like to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country during my time at Brandeis. Post-graduation I'd like to work with environmental data through climate models. In my free time I cook, play video games and spend time with my friends. Fun fact: The Strokes are my favorite band!

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Emily McKerrow
Class of 2024
Pronouns: she/her

I’m Emily McKerrow, an environmental studies major with a Hispanic studies minor and Latinx, Caribbean, Latin American studies minor. Hispanic studies is very important to me because I love speaking Spanish with my peers and this department in collaboration with Latinx studies has helped me connect with being Brazilian. I am one of the co-founders and the president of the Crafts and Conversations club and the treasurer of Herbicide Free Brandeis. This year I am a study abroad ambassador outside of being a UDR. If you have any questions about studying abroad in Latin America, please let me know! You can catch me on the weekends cooking for my friends and hosting indoor picnics when it gets too cold to be outside. As for the future, I really don’t know what I want to do, I’m really interested in doing things that bring me joy. I work as an event planning and development intern at an environmental organization on Nantucket during the summer. My dream job would probably be a color of the year stylist for Pantone, but I don’t think I have the connections for that. Finally, my fun fact is that I used to be in a funk band on an organic farm.