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Majors' Committees

Welcome! Below you can find the directory of Majors' Committees, and email addresses to get in touch. Each committee has an annually elected Chair and any number of interested at-large members, working tirelessly and selflessly to improve the lot of current and potential majors. The committees are responsible for holding departmental social events and get-togethers, and providing a space for majors to get to know one another. They represent the department or program at academic functions like the majors fairs, and nominate peer advisors every year. They also act as a resource for students curious about the major, JYA programs, professors, classes, speakers and lecturers, and senior work in the field. Don't hesitate to email them if you have any questions at all.

Name Committee Chair Email
Africana Studies Program Stephanie George (Intern)
American Culture Program Hannah Ellman (Intern)
Anthropology Department Emma Elbaum
Art Department
Asian Studies Program Julia Martin
Astronomy Department, Physics and
Biochemistry Program Pedro Sepulveda
Biology Department Kevin Lee
Chemistry Department Morgan Howe and Catherine Howe
Chinese and Japanese Program
Cognitive Science Program Ben Morse and Ben Wills
Computer Science Department Carl Chen and Maxwell Hoffman
Drama Department Justin Myhre
Earth Science and Geography Department
Economics Department David Rosenkranz
Education Department Anna Schossler (Intern)
English Department Emma Petrarca
Environmental Studies Program Joanna Barnett
Film Department
French and Francophone Studies Department Charlotte Andrews and Vera Lee
German Studies Department Ian Edwards
Greek and Roman Studies Justin Hayes and Zebulon Wimsatt
Hispanic Studies Department Annais Paccione and Emma kading
History Department Mckenzie Quinn
Independent Program
International Studies Program Alex Gros
Italian Department Jesse Peters
Jewish Studies Program
Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program Leeja Millers (Intern)
Mathematics Department
Media Studies Program Matthew Ortile
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program
Music Department Stephanie Goldberg and Hallie Stotler
Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Philosophy Department John Nguyen and Janet Kanzawa (interns)
Political Science Department Muriel Bruttin
Psychology Department Allison Gayo and Chelsea Bocagno
Religion Connor Martini
Russian Studies Department Jasmyn Murdich
Science, Technology and Society Program Hannah Root
Sociology Department Akeel St. Vil
Urban Studies Program
Victorian Studies Program Matthew Dowling
Women's Studies Program Jessica Coles


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