One of the biggest benefits of being in the Environment & Sustainability BDP is that you have access to individualized advising services. Julia Chinnock, the BDP advisor for Environment & Sustainability, specializes in:
- helping you find courses from different disciplines that match your interests
- helping you integrate your BDP work with your degree plan
- helping you find unique research and internship opportunities connected to your interests and career goals
Students in the Environment & Sustainability BDP should plan to come in for coursework advising with Julia Chinnock once each long semester during registration.
Connecting Experience Advising
Environment & Sustainability students must complete at least two Connecting Experiences as part of the BDP. Julia can help you through the entire process, from brainstorming research and internship possibilities to helping you get course credit for the experience. Remember that it can take time to find the right Connecting Experience for you, so contact Julia the semester before you want to be in a Connecting Experience.
Julia Chinnock, M.A.
Julia Chinnock joined the Bridging Disciplines Programs in December 2015 as the advisor for the Digital Arts & Media, Environment & Sustainability, Media, Culture & Identities, and Museum Studies Bridging Disciplines Programs. Prior to joining the BDPs, Julia worked as an advisor in the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling in the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin. She has also worked in Career Services at UT Arlington and WyoTech, taught courses for the Department of Theatre & Dance at Texas State, and served cupcakes at a local Austin bakery. Julia graduated with a B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University, double-majoring in Theatre and Spanish, and received an M.A. in Theatre History and Dramaturgy from Texas State University.