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Meet UGS Students

Briana Gray
Major: Computer Science
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media

Briana Gray is a computer science senior who has worked on video and computer game design. Her experiences in the Game and Mobile Media Application program and the Bridging Disciplines Program in Digital Arts & Media have led to her involvement in creating several games, both in group projects and on her own. This work lies at the intersection of creative activity and research.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Nathan Riojas is a senior mechanical engineering major who has taken part in research on a cardiovascular bioreactor.

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Whitney Barlow is a speech-language pathology senior who has conducted undergraduate research on stuttering and brain activity that accompanies the learning of new sounds.

Major: Radio Television Film

Camille Brooks is a Radio-Television-Film junior who has created graphic design and television production graphics for several organizations, including Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

Major: Computer Science
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media

Briana Gray is a computer science senior who has worked on video and computer game design through the Bridging Disciplines Programs.

Darbi Donaldson
Major: Sociology, Communications
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media
Graduation Year: Spring 2012

I work for One Little Indian Records as head of digital.

“The BDP courses allowed me to dive deeper and take a more hands on approach to the digital side of my studies.”
Cassandra Shankman
Major: Music Composition
BDP Certificate: Film Studies
Graduation Year: Fall 2013

I am the co-founder of Picardy and work in User Development and Engagement.

Location: Austin, Texas

"The most valuable experience with BDP was my internship . . . These lessons led me to where I am today!""
Wayne Holstine
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.”
Michelle Poehlmann
Major: International Business, Spanish
BDP Certificate: Children & Society
Graduation Year: Fall 2012

I work for VMware Inc as a strategic sourcing manager. I manage the contracts, negotiations, and supplier relationships within the sales, marketing, and training categories.

Location: Austin, Texas

“I learned that having broad experiences outside your field of study develops you as a person, in addition to developing your career.”
Jessica Norriss
Major: Geography
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Spring 2015

I work for CUAHSI, Inc. as a GIS/Data Analyst. I am also earning a joint M.A./M.S. degree in civil and environmental engineering/urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University.

Location: Boston, MA

“Everything I do is incredibly interdisciplinary; the importance of valuing a variety of skill sets can not be understated.”

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