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Meet UGS Students

Carlos Devora
Major: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

Carlos is a journalism major in the Moody College of Communication.

"I discovered I could give a voice to those who weren't being heard."
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 student researcher Tarika Nath
Major: Economics
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“The best way to find research opportunities is through networking.”
Headshot of student researcher Melissa Hall
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering and Plan II
Graduation Year: Spring 2017
“I have gotten to develop experiments that connect with individuals all over the United States.”
Headshot of researcher Roberto Gonzalez
Major: Chemistry (BSA), Business Foundations certificate
Graduation Year: Fall 2017
“It was a lot of work, but definitely worth it.”
Liz Tran
Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Liz is a senior graduating with a major in psychology and a minor in biology.

"I discovered that being undecided doesn't mean you're a failure. It just means you are one step closer to what makes you happy."
Joshua Sherden
Major: Advertising
Graduation Year: 2018

Joshua is a junior majoring in advertising in the Moody College of Communication.

"I discovered that the journey is all about doing something you love and seeing the world from a different perspective."
David Larsen
Major: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: May 2017

David is a senior in the College of Education studying exercise science.

"I discovered I could follow my passion instead of struggling in a major I didn't like."
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Major: Sociology
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Fall 2016

Sarah Brusseau, completing a BDP in Environment & Sustainability, interned with the UT Resource Recovery in the early stages of opening a Reuse Store for the university. She researched and created a business plan for the store as part of the university’s Zero Waste initiative.

"I was able to see just how large the field of Sustainability is and found my interests involve our oceans – how does the plastic water bottle you are drinking out of affect the composition of our oceans?"
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Major: Biochemistry
BDP Certificate: Digital Arts & Media
Graduation Year: Spring 2017

Digital Arts & Media student Vivian Nguyen explained infectious diseases, their causes, and preventative measures through her interactive infographic and animation, The Fight Against Infectious Diseases.

"Through my Connecting Experience, I was allowed to be creative with a scientific subject. It has taught me that science and art naturally coexist with one another."

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