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Zaria El-Fil
Major: Psychology, African & African Diaspora Studies, Humanities Honors
Graduation Year: Spring 2020

Zaria is a 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Ambassador and member of the Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas, was the second-place winner of the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session and a recipient of an Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Zaria was the second-place winner of the 2019 Longhorn Research Poster Session, and is a 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Ambassador and member of the Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas.
Ishaana Talesara
Major: Economics and Mathematics
Graduation Year: Spring 2020
Ishaana Talesara is the winner of the 2019 Student Research Award
Timothy Ogunlowo
Major: Human Dimensions of Organization
Graduation Year: 2022
"Fall in love with the problem, not the solution." - Uri Levine
Fatoumata Diallo
Major: Health and Society Pre Law
Graduation Year: 2020
"Leave the world a better place than you found it."
Mamadou Balde
Major: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: May 2020
Use your time now to build your empire or use your time for the rest of your life to build someone else's empire.
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Major: Health and Society
BDP Certificate: Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: Spring 2020

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship student Keyanna Maxwell conducted market research to better understand startup needs and failures, looking specifically at startups in creative arenas. She explored the intersections between these types of businesses as she prepared to create a business plan for a makers studio focused on baking, cooking classes, sewing, and other creative endeavors.

"The most rewarding aspect of my Connecting Experience was talking with people who have a variety of backgrounds and experiences who were able to share different ways of starting a business.”
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Major: Biology
BDP Certificate: Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Graduation Year: Spring 2019

Veronica Remmert, completing a BDP in Social Inequality, Health & Policy with an emphasis in Public Health, conducted research focused on the health needs of four communities in rural Puebla, Mexico and created an inventory of health resources in each community. As a winner of the President’s Award for Global Learning, her research will be used to inform a comprehensive needs assessment for each community, which will be implemented this summer.

“This Connecting Experience made me consider how I want to integrate public health and social determinants of health into my future career. Through this experience, I know that I want to continue to work in the public health field”
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Major: Chemistry and Economics
BDP Certificate: Public Policy
Graduation Year: Spring 2020

Isheta Kumar, majoring in Chemistry and Economics and completing a BDP certificate in Public Policy, interned with Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), an organization dedicated to funding promising scientific innovations. While at ATI, Isheta had the opportunity to research the public benefit funds used by over 30 states to provide funding for renewable energy research. Texas is one of the few states without such a fund, so she used her research to craft a proposal for Texas to create a public benefit fund.

“By immersing myself in an environment where I learned something new about the industry every day, I learned how science, business, and policy intersect in an ever-changing field.”
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Major: Psychology
BDP Certificate: Children & Society
Graduation Year: Spring 2005

I work for Blue Sprig Pediatrics as the Area Clinical Director. I oversee clinical quality and delivery in clinics that provide Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to individuals with autism.

Location: Austin, TX

“I work in multidisciplinary teams regularly. My background knowledge from psychology, human development, and special education helps me to connect with professionals from those fields.”
Erin Choi
Major: Biochemistry
Graduation Year: 2019

Erin is a Student Ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Research as well as a UT Austin representative for The Academy of Undergraduate Researchers Across Texas (AURA-Texas).