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Meet UGS Students

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."
Sydney Brobjorg
Major: International Relations and Global Studies
Graduation Year: May 2017

Sydney is currently double majoring in international relations and global studies, as well as Middle Eastern studies, with a Business Foundations Certificate.

"I discovered following my heart led me to a love of culture"
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Major: History; Sociology
BDP Certificate: Human Rights & Social Justice
Graduation Year: Fall 2018

Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Josue Teniente completed an internship with the Equal Justice Center where he helped share information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and assisted clients in preparing DACA applications.

"My Connecting Experience gave me first-hand knowledge about this field and sharpened my skills in order to participate in it. After my experience with the Equal Justice Center, my desire to pursue Human Rights and Social Justice is even stronger than when I started."
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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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