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.
Dillon Gu, a Digital Arts & Media BDP student produced an animated short entitled “A Knight to Bear Arms” for his creative project requirement.
Ethics & Leadership in Law, Politics & Government student Edgar Navarette completed an internship with the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit organization that assists low-income workers to achieve fair treatment in the workplace and the justice system – regardless of immigration status.
Eli Roden conducted independent research exploring the relationship between emotion and reason in juror decision-making. Eli is pursuing an Ethics & Leadership BDP certificate with a concentration in social justice, politics, and law.
Elisa Friedmann, completing the Environment & Sustainability BDP, developed a interactive web application to present and compare water samples collected by the Longhorn Stream Team with those from high-profile data sources, such as the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality. She also compared data received from lab testing to that collected on-site, to determine the reliability of citizen science testing implements.
Emma Walker, an Environment & Sustainability BDP student, assisted Dr. Eugenio Arima with a study on the effectiveness of aid-funded programs on development through geographical data collection and analysis.
Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Enakshi Ganguly interned at Texas Appleseed, an organization of volunteer lawyers and other professionals who advocate on behalf of vulnerable communities and constituents. The experience allowed Enakshi to apply classroom teachings in a real-world setting, and it reaffirmed her interest in pursuing a career in law.
Erin Shilling, a Biology major completing a BDP in Environment & Sustainability, participated in the Squam Lakes Conservation Internship program in Holderness, New Hampshire, where she worked to eradicate invasive species, educate visitors, and learned how conservation organizations put sustainability recommendations into practice.
Erinn Wright conducted independent research on the prevalence of diabetes in Belize and the role various for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental entities play in promoting wellbeing. This experience allowed her to see interactions between public health and international development, her area of focus within her Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profits BDP certificate.
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Farah Mitahni spent the summer of 2013 interning with Pendulum Social Innovation Consulting, a firm that works with non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.
Fatima Frausto, a Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP student majoring in Sociology & Neuroscience, interned with It’s Time, Texas, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing free programs tools and services to increase the number of Texans trying to live healthily. There she learned about health promotion at the community and organizational levels.