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Meet UGS Students

Headshot of student researchers Joy Youwakim
Major: Economics
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
“Conducting research gave me a lot of career direction.”
David Larsen
Major: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: May 2017

David is a senior in the College of Education studying exercise science.

"I discovered I could follow my passion instead of struggling in a major I didn't like."
Headshot of student researcher Melissa Hall
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Plan II
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“I have gotten to develop experiments that connect with individuals all over the United States.”
Headshot of researcher Torre Puckett
Major: English
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“If realizing that English majors could do research was a surprise, it was even more of a surprise to discover that my research could help me travel.”
Headshot of student researcher Tarika Nath
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“The best way to find research opportunities is through networking.”
Joshua Sherden
Major: Advertising
Graduation Year: 2018

Joshua is a junior majoring in advertising in the Moody College of Communication.

"I discovered that the journey is all about doing something you love and seeing the world from a different perspective."
Carlos Devora
Major: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

Carlos is a journalism major in the Moody College of Communication.

"I discovered I could give a voice to those who weren't being heard."
Liz Tran
Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Liz is a senior graduating with a major in psychology and a minor in biology.

"I discovered that being undecided doesn't mean you're a failure. It just means you are one step closer to what makes you happy."
Headshot of researcher Alexus Cottonham
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“My independent research project has been a world of freedom.”
Headshot of researcher Mary Cantu-Garcia
Major: Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders
BDP Certificate: Children & Society
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“Being involved in research so early allowed me to take my time in discovering work I am truly passionate about.”

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