Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
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.
Ali Hagani is a sophomore from Woodbridge, CT majoring in Sociology and minoring in Social Justice and Social Policy, Legal Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Outside of her work as a UDR for Sociology, Ali is a Peer Advocate and Violence Prevention Educator at Brandies' Prevention, Advocacy, and Resource Center (PARC), as well as a representative with The Right to Immigration Institute (TRII). Ali is particularly passionate about using Sociology and her minors to improve public policy and to inform her prospective career in legal advocacy. This summer, Ali lived in New York City while she interned at the Legal Aid Society in their Immigration Law Unit. There, she helped Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients renew their status and assisted with case work. Ali strongly believes that Sociology equips individuals with the knowledge, insight, and empathy to positively change the world.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ali! She is always happy to talk.
Jonah Nguyen is a senior from Boston, Massachusetts majoring in Sociology and Economics. In addition to being a UDR for Sociology, he is a Student Team Leader for the Intercultural Center and senior advisor for Brandeis' Southeast Asia Club (SEAC). He is using both of his majors together because it is fascinating how intertwined these majors are with one another. He is very passionate about race, gender, and sexuality but especially how those identities can affect social markets and communities. He believes that taking even one sociology course at Brandeis will allow you to see the world from many different perspectives. If you have any questions about sociology or anything else, feel free to email him! He is always down to hang out and chat!