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Meet UGS Students

Photo of Aishwarya Shashidhar
Major: Computer Science
Graduation Year: May 2019

As an SI leader, Aishwarya engages undergraduates in active learning through weekly discussion sections and office hours.

"I think the most surprising aspect of my job is how passionate my students are to actually learn the material, not just do well on the exams. I love it when they challenge and ask more questions during sessions."
Photo of Tai Yona Lewis
Major: Human Develoment and Family Sciences
Graduation Year: Spring 2020

As an Outreach and Communication Specialist, Tai helps students develop their public speaking and presentation skills.

"The biggest myth would have to be that you only study when you have a test coming up."
Allison Kirley
Major: Government and Religious Studies
Graduation Year: Spring 2019

As an Outreach and Communication Specialist, Alison helps students develop their public speaking and presentation skills.

"There are so many academic and student resources to aid you on your journey!"
Heather Chang
Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: December 2018

As a PLUS peer coordinator, Heather works with facilitators and professors to promote academic success.

"The biggest myth I was told about learning in college was that if students do not instantly understand the material, they will continue to be lost. In truth, nearly everyone has a subject in which they struggle."
Photo of Zach Sunderland
Major: Finance
Graduation Year: May 2018

As a PLUS peer coordinator, Zach works with facilitators and professors to promote academic success.

"Last semester my team was amazing; I got really lucky with the caliber of student that applied to be facilitators."
Isaac Gorman BLP fellow
Major: Rhetoric and Writing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Entrepreneurship is a vehicle for creative people to improve their communities."
Blackstone Launchpad Student Fellow Ibukun Oladejo
Major: Aspiring Textiles & Apparel
Graduation Year: May 2020
"Always believe in yourself no matter what."
LaunchPad Student Fellow Salman Charolia
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: May 2019
"Entrepreneurship is a way to showcase true leadership and help people solve problems that exist within society."
Sarah Higgins TYE student headshot
Major: Health Promotion
"Walk around like you own the place."
Brooke Conway TYE mentor headshot
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
"Don’t compare your beginning to somebody else’s middle."

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