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Meet UGS Students

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."
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 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."
Isaac Gorman BLP fellow
Major: Rhetoric and Writing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Entrepreneurship is a vehicle for creative people to improve their communities."
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."
Blackstone Launchpad Student Fellow Ibukun Oladejo
Major: Aspiring Textiles & Apparel
Graduation Year: May 2020
"Always believe in yourself no matter what."
Alexis Luoma TYE mentor headshot
Major: Corporate Communication & Sociology
"Do not buy into fallacy that transfers took the easy route to get into UT."
Corbin Heinchon TYE mentor headshot
Major: Radio-Television-Film
"Don’t focus only on academics, join an on-campus org. or explore Austin!"
Hannah Parisi TYE mentor headshot
Major: Applied Movement Science, Pre-Physician’s Assistant
"It can be really scary being in a completely new and unfamiliar environment when you first transfer, but don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and get involved in something as soon as you get to campus!"
Brian Dentry, TYE mentor headshot
Major: Economics
"You can do all that you want!"