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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.”

Albert Palacios
Media, Culture & Identities
Anthropology, Architecture

I am a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a PhD in history.

Location: Austin, TX

“I can honestly say that my BDP experience was the cornerstone of my academic and professional trajectory post graduation.”

Alexa Sendukas
Global Studies
Government, Plan II

I am enrolled in a dual degree program at Georgetown University, pursuing a master of science degree in international relations and security, and a juris doctor degree in international law.

Location: Washington, D.C.

“I value the Connecting Experiences that I completed through Global Studies BDP, which allowed me to gain hands-on experience in my areas of interest.”

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.”

Amanda Tufano
Media, Culture & Identities
Radio-Television-Film, Government

I am the Chief Operating Officer of Geriatric Services of Minnesota.

Location: Minnesota, MN

“Taking an interdisciplinary view on my academic studies helped to shape my undergraduate and graduate career. It later formed a backbone for working in the real world…”

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.”

Angelica Tello
Children & Society

I am pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Location: San Antonio, TX

“As a doctoral student, I lean on the skills that I gained as a BDP student.”