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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.

Ann Evans
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
History

I am a curator at The Williamson Museum.

Location: Georgetown, TX

“My BDP experience prepared me for my career path more than my major alone.”

Ben Weiss
Human Rights & Social Justice
Humanities, History, Government

I am a doctoral student in the Department of History at UT. My work focuses on African history.

Location: Austin, TX

“…I am integrating methods from public health, history, political science, social work, African studies, and numerous other disciplines. The BDPs helped me to fluidly integrate these perspectives.”

Brendan Chan
Ethics & Leadership
Marketing

I am a consumer operations support specialist at Google Inc.

Location: Mountain View, CA

“Interdisciplinary education experiences at UT helped me set the foundation for navigating my way through cross-functional organizations in the workplace.”

Brian Hertz
Environment & Sustainability
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.”

Caleb Wiley
Ethics & Leadership
Public Relations

I am a professional staff member for the Senate Finance Committee.

Location: Washington, D.C.

“An interdisciplinary education in college has enabled me to stay organized and understand the information I must know versus the information I must understand.”

Cassy Dorff
Global Studies
Government

I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver.

Location: Denver, CO

“…the BDPs helped me find resources to attend research conferences in political science. This experience undoubtedly prepared me for grad school and opened numerous doors into the academic world of research.”

Charles Sisemseghan
Global Studies
Economics

I am an economist at the Texas Workforce Commission.

Location: Austin, TX

“I am a better and more informed world citizen because of the courses and research experience I completed for my BDP.”