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Major: Mathematics/Plan II
Graduation Year: Spring 2018

Gregory tutors students in in a variety of subjects, including math, physics, and French.

"It is wonderful to see a student gain confidence in a subject in which they had before been struggling."
Major: Biology

As a PLUS facilitator for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Clark leads study groups for his fellow classmates

"Don't be afraid to seek the help of a tutor or student group like PLUS as early as possible in college."
James Hall
Major: Chemistry
Graduation Year: May 2019

As a tutor and peer academic coach, James helps UT students become more effective learners.

"The most rewarding part of my jobs is see the impact you have on the students in real time."
Major: Neuroscience
Graduation Year: May 2017

Jennier has helped countless student reach their academic potential at UT as a tutor at the Sanger Learning Center.

"Whether it's a simple mnemonic or a tip about how to succeed in one professor's class, I find it very rewarding when I can give a student some advice that I know will serve their academic pursuits for a long time after the session has ended."
Major: Plan II Honors, Neuroscience Honors
Graduation Year: May 2019

Scott thrives as a team player as a PLUS peer coordinator at the Sanger Learning Center.

"I have found that, for the most part, peers are receptive to helping you out and supporting your academic endeavors."
Johnny Sompholphardy
Major: Chemical Engineering
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Spring 2012

I work for Covestro as a Site Infrastructure Improve and Run Engineer. I track site infrastructure assets for better maintenance and improvement recommendations.

Location: Houston, TX, USA

“My BDP experience gave me the means to work outside of my comfort zone and apply myself in a way my major didn't easily offer.”
David Loewenberg
Major: Government
BDP Certificate: Human Rights & Social Justice
Graduation Year: Spring 2014

I work as an education policy intern at New America, a nonpartisan policy think tank.

Location: Washington, DC

“Instilling in me greater intellectual curiosity and pushing me to be a truly critical thinker is what I value most about my BDP experience.”
Alicia Muir
Major: International Business
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Fall 2005

I work for NIKE, Inc. as the Director of Supply Chain Performance Management. I provide guidance and direction on operational target setting processes, supporting data analysis, and scenario planning around key parameters which influence service, inventory, or supply chain cost.

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

“BDP allowed me to explore opportunities where I was able to understand how I could combine my interests to create a realistic career path.”
photo of Nickie Harris
Major: Human Ecology
BDP Certificate: Environment & Sustainability
Graduation Year: Spring 2017

Nicolette “Nickie” Harris, an Environment & Sustainability BDP student, worked as a Communications Intern for Rainforest Partnership, an organization that works to protect tropical rainforests by partnering with people to create lasting solutions to deforestation. The experience helped Nickie focus her career goals on finding a position related to sustainability and communication.

“My internship helped me figure out the types of things I do and don't like to do in a work setting.”
photo of Ola Ukaoma
Major: Biology
BDP Certificate: Social Inequality, Health & Policy
Graduation Year: Spring 2016

Ola Ukaoma, earning a BDP in Social Inequality Health & Policy, conducted research on the prevention of interpersonal violence. Through applied theatre, Ola used facilitation and journal entries to engage in a discussion of current topics specific to UT and other college campuses.

“My Connecting Experience is invaluable and emphasizes my dedication to improving the lives of others.”