Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.
Sofia Moreno Cesar, a Digital Arts & Media BDP student, developed a series of animations exploring cryptography in the context of the digital era, exposing social questions surrounding data security, encryption and corruption.
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP student Stephanie Adriaenssens tracked children’s health and planned lessons for them while interning this spring at The Miracle Foundation. Stephanie’s experience with this organization confirmed for her the importance of working on behalf of vulnerable communities. After graduation, Stephanie aspires to work in advocacy or the nonprofit sector.
Stephanie Cree developed animated book covers for her Digital Arts & Media Creative Project, The World Inside . In redesigning the covers of some of her favorite books, Stephanie integrated her skills in animation and website construction with her passion for literature.
Suparna spent the semester interning with AIDS Services of Austin, more specifically with the organization’s Women Rising Project as part of her Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP certificate. Suparna helped to create, administer, and analyze a needs-based assessment of HIV-positive women living in the Austin area.
Thomas Hair, majoring in Public Relations, completed his Environment & Sustainability BDP with an internship at Colorado River Alliance, where he worked with the organization’s communications and social media as well as led environmental education sessions for middle schoolers in Austin ISD.
Tonia Wu, a Public Health major pursuing the Ethics & Leadership in Health Care BDP, served as a health policy intern at the Alliance for Health Reform, a non-partisan organization in Washington, D.C. focused on analyzing the policy implications of health care reform law at the federal and state level.
Tony completed the Media, Culture & Identities (formerly known as Cultural Studies) BDP certificate. Under the supervision of Dr. Frank Guridy (History), Tony researched queer Cuban migratory literature written by Cubans. Specifically, he examined how the literature captured queer identity of Cuban-Americans and their relation to the greater community of Cubans in the U.S.
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
Briana Gray is a computer science senior who has worked on video and computer game design through the Bridging Disciplines Programs.
Digital Arts & Media student Vivian Nguyen explained infectious diseases, their causes, and preventative measures through her interactive infographic and animation, The Fight Against Infectious Diseases.