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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

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.”

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.”

Emily Petri

I am a staff environmental scientist at Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX

“Through the Environment BDP, I shaped my education to better align with what recruiters were looking for.”

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.”

James Norris
Ethics & Leadership
Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy

I am the founder and CEO of Self Spark, an organization that focuses on teaching people how to life hack.

Location: Singapore

“I was given permission to direct my own learning, which was powerfully motivating to me.”

Peyton Styles
Children & Society
Communication Sciences and Disorders

I am pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at UT.

Location: Austin, TX

“The most valuable aspect of my BDP experience was how it broadened my understanding of speech-language pathology.”

Kevin Martin
Global Studies
Government, History, Humanities Honors

I am an English teaching assistant working in Malaysia through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Location: Besut, Malaysia

“I had a few majors, but my BDP was the glue that bound my coursework and my fieldwork together.”