Italian Studies UDRs

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. 


Isabel Battista
Class of 2020
Stefania Molinaro
Stefania Molinaro
Class of 2020

Stefania Molinaro is a senior, double majoring in Italian Studies and HSSP. She is a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority and works as an office assistant at the IBS Office of Academic Affairs and Student Experience. She studied abroad this past spring in Rome, Italy where she traveled, ate gelato every day, and interned at LN Age, a Contract Research Organization. She loves listening to music, playing soccer and tennis, and reading books in her free time. FUN FACT: Stefania's favorite pasta is Spaghetti alla Carbonara. 

Leah Sagan-Dworsky
Leah Sagan-Dworsky
Class of 2021

Leah is double majoring in Italian Studies and Music and minoring in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation (CAST). She is involved in the Adagio dance company and participates in 2-3 dances per semester. In addition, she danced in Liquid Latex last semester. She is also involved in WBRS' student music committee as part of the e-board. In this role, she plans music events including Jam Sessions and Open Mics in the Stein. Leah studied abroad in Cremona, Italy her senior year of high school as part of a Rotary Club Scholarship. She is planning on studying world music abroad in Cape Town, South Africa the spring of her Junior year. In the future, Leah plans to live abroad. After college, she hopes to either teach English abroad or work for an organization that uses art to bring different groups of people together. Her dream job would be running a choir that brings two adversary groups together. In her free time she writes songs, skis up hills, and sings opera in hidden places on campus. FUN FACT: Leah can touch her tongue to her nose.

Independent Interdisciplinary Major UDRs

Rebecca Goldfarb and Julian Snyder

IIM Academic Advisor

photo of Katy McLaughlin
Katy McLaughlin
IIM Advisor, Senior Academic Advisor

Katy works on the advising team and coordinates the Independent Interdisciplinary Major (IIM), which allows students the opportunity to develop a unique course of study. She joined the Academic Services team in 2010 as the SSSP Department Coordinator, and after a brief time away to pursue a master’s degree, she returned in 2014 as an Academic Advisor. Katy holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Katy is particularly interested in issues related to college access and persistence, the first-year student experience, and helping students navigate the search for purpose and meaning.

In her free time, Katy enjoys playing with her dogs Riley and Milo, strategy board games, knitting, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and exploring new places.