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Meet BDP Alumni

Bridging Disciplines Programs alumni have built extraordinary professional and academic careers since earning their certificates. Click a BDP alum’s name to learn about his or her BDP experience and career path. If you’re an alum, we’d love to hear what you’re doing! Share your story or make updates.

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Major: Geography & Economics
BDP Certificate: Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Graduation Year: Spring 2010

I am earning a Ph.D. in Sociology at Penn State University

Location: University Park, PA

“The BDP allowed for structure and organization to an interdisciplinary perspective, as well as practice in important self-reflection through the required personal essays.”
Tony Gaston
Major: Psychology
BDP Certificate: Ethics & Leadership
Graduation Year: Spring 2009

I am working as a business analyst at Eaton Corporation.

Location: Cleveland, OH

"I most value the opportunity to have engaged in cultural and educational experiences that were available for BDP students..."
Umair Khakoo
Major: Chemistry
BDP Certificate: Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: Spring 2016

I work for Iconixx as an Activation Consultant. I work on teams to get software from clients to then build the necessary framework and test it so that they can become “activated.”

Location: Austin, TX

“I believe that life after college is always interdisciplinary and work is not segregated into different subjects. Therefore, a diverse education has prepared me to thrive, adapt and grow in the real world.”
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
BDP Certificate: Children & Society
Graduation Year: Spring 2014

I work for BookSpring as the Schools and Libraries Partner Manager. I manage book giveaway programs in over 30 local Title 1 Elementary Schools.

Location: Austin, TX

“I am now able to view challenges from different perspectives and think more critically about how to solve them.”