Aaron Estrada

Aaron is a senior at The University of Texas at Austin in his last semester. He is also works with a startup in Austin called Locus Tracking, which creates software that incorporates artificial intelligence to determine precisely where users are looking on smartphone and tablet screens in real time, creating an unprecedented method of human-device interaction. Locus Tracking is participating in the Techstars Austin spring 2018 program.

Nicole Griffin

Nicole Griffin spent the summer of 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania working with Ubongo, a local NGO that creates educational TV programming for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This experience helped her integrate her child development knowledge with her BDP strand focus of Children, Media, and the Arts.

How did you find your internship?
I heard about the opportunity through the Liberal Arts Honors college.

Mallory Miller

Museum Studies BDP student Mallory Miller interned at The Alamo historic site where she transcribed and translated correspondence between Mexican military officials. She learned about many aspects of preserving and managing historic sites and collections.

How did you find your internship?
My parents had recently moved to the San Antonio area, and suggested that I look into historical sites in San Antonio for internship opportunities.

Lloyd Farley

Lloyd Farley spent his summer in Marrakech, Morocco as an intern for the High Atlas Foundation, focusing on sustainable, local agriculture and community-led development.

How did you find your internship?
I did research into the different non-governmental organizations in Morocco that have recently received funding from USAID.

Describe the work you did in your internship.
I managed social media, wrote blog posts and assisted at work sites.

Hannah Evans

Hannah Evans researched play therapy environments for children affected by trauma and implementation strategies for non-profit organizations curating a play therapy room. This research drew on her Youth and Community Studies major background and highlighted the Youth and Family strand focus of her Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit BDP.

Julianna Maxwell

Environment & Sustainability BDP student Julianna Maxwell completed an internship with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), promoting and administering the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program. She was able to put her communication background to use in a professional setting and considered ways to advocate for sustainability while meeting corporate needs.