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Meet BDP Alumni

Bridging Disciplines Programs alumni have built extraordinary professional and academic careers since earning their certificates. Click a BDP alum’s name to learn about his or her BDP experience and career path. If you are an alum, we’d love to hear what you’re doing! Share your story or make updates.

Addy Esco
Children & Society
Social Work

I am a community clinician and grant coordinator at Alaska Island Community Services.

Location: Wrangell, AK

“The Children & Society BDP helped me make the most out of my time at UT through opportunities that I otherwise would not have had.”

Gwen Cubit
Human Rights & Social Justice
Social Work

I am currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Social Work program at UT Austin.

Location: Austin, TX

“What I value the most about my BDP experience is the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary studies.”

Steven Vanderworp
Digital Arts & Media
Radio-Television-Film

I am a media production manager for Campus Renewal Ministries.

Location: Austin, TX

“My BDP experience gave me the opportunity to get a well-rounded education in the different fields of digital media.”

Danielle Folsom
Ethics & Leadership
Communication Studies, Government

I am an assistant city attorney for the City of Houston. Location: Houston, TX

“Completing both a research and internship Connecting Experience helped me to choose between an academic postgraduate career path and a professional degree.”

Brian Hertz
Environment
Civil Engineering

I am a sustainability analyst for Waste Management Sustainability Services.

Location: Houston, TX

“The interdisciplinary nature of the BDPs helped me understand how to attack modern environmental issues from various angles and viewpoints to determine the best solution.”

Amanda Lundy
Global Studies
Asian Studies, Music (Voice Performance)

I am a global advocacy adviser at Plan International.

Location: London, England

“The program provided a degree of specificity and understanding of the ‘real world’ of international relations that was missing from many of my undergraduate courses.”

Amber Moore
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
International Relations & Global Studies

I am volunteering as a special education teacher assistant for Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs.

Location: Kenscoff, Haiti

“The coursework and Connecting Experiences helped me narrow my interests and find the career path that I was most passionate about.”