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Meet UGS Students

Headshot of researcher Stefany Hernandez
Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“Being a part of the research setting allows students to think outside of the box, ask intriguing questions, and come up with solutions that are not easily discovered.”
Patrick Papa
Major: Biochemistry

Patrick is a senior who studied biochemistry and pre-pharmacy. He is currently finishing his last year in pharmacy school.

"I discovered that I can handle any challenge that comes my way, and I'll come out even more resilient."
Gerardo Gonzalez
Major: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2018

Gerardo is a senior double majoring in public relations and classical archaeology.

"I discovered that when I stopped focusing on money I was able to take charge of my life and start really learning."
Adolfo Castro
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Adolfo is a junior studying mechanical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

"I discovered that if I kept a growth mindset I could overcome difficult challenges."
Major: Finance
Graduation Year: Spring 2017

As a Peer Academic Coach, Jason helps students fine-tune their study habits so they can study smarter, not harder.

"A great thing about PAC is that we do not just provide immediate or temporary help, we create a foundation for students to stand on for the rest of their college career."
Major: Management Information Systems
Graduation Year: 2018

As an Outreach and Communication Specialist, Alison reaches far and wide on campus helping students with public speaking and presentation skills.

"The most surprising aspect of my job has been the knowledge that I have gained through connecting with other students."
Major: Health and Society
Graduation Year: May 2017

PLUS Peer Mentor Sricharan Navuluri has helped to make our PLUS program the best possible experience for facilitators and students.

"It has been incredible to see students gain confidence in their ability to succeed, while simultaneously helping their peers excel."
Headshot of student researcher Tarika Nath
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“The best way to find research opportunities is through networking.”
Headshot of researcher Torre Puckett
Major: English
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“If realizing that English majors could do research was a surprise, it was even more of a surprise to discover that my research could help me travel.”
Headshot of researcher Alexus Cottonham
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“My independent research project has been a world of freedom.”