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Meet UGS Students

Danielle Cogburn headshot
Major: Computer Science
"Entrepreneurship means working hard to share your skills and creativity with the world."
Estella Xin headshot
Major: Computer Science and Math
"Entrepreneurship is the key to advancement and bringing people together."
Aaron Estrada headshot
Major: Communication
Graduation Year: Spring 2018
"Being able to work for myself and take full ownership of my work is something that I take tremendous pride in."
Arjo Mozumder headshot
Major: Finance
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
"Entrepreneurship is creating positive discontinuities in any field and empowering others to do the same."
Stephanie Cree headshot
Major: Advertising
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
"Entrepreneurship is improving the world through what you do best, no matter what that may be."
Young Kim's headshot
Major: Economics
"I love to watch startups grow and prosper."
Rohan Trivedi headshot
Major: Finance
"Entrepreneurship is leveraging rapidly accelerating technologies in innovative ways to unlock solutions that can positively impact billions of lives."
Clarissa Parulian headshot
Major: Management Information Systems
"Good entreprenuership is creating something that matters and enriches life for others."
Maya Patel Headshot
Major: Chemistry
BDP Certificate: Public Policy
Graduation Year: Spring 2020

Maya Patel, a Chemistry major completing a BDP in Public Policy, spent the summer in Washington, D.C. as an environmental and policy intern at the Center for American Progress. There she learned a great deal about the day-to-day world of policy making and reflected on her next steps after UT.

“Seeing reports published that I helped write or letters that I wrote be submitted to the Secretary of Interior and Commerce is so incredibly rewarding.”
Lloyd Farley headshot
Major: Anthropology & Middle Eastern Studies
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

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

“The most rewarding aspect of my Connecting Experience was being able to learn about the importance of participatory development, which allows for the people most invested in a project – the community – to be in the driver seat.”