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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.

Daniel Hung
Ethics & Leadership
Global Studies
Plan II, Government, History, Asian Studies

I am pursuing a law degree at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Location: Austin, TX

“The Ethics & Leadership BDP taught me how to become an ethical leader, lessons that I will utilize for the rest of my life.”

Emily Petri
Environment
Biology

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.”

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.”

Laura Herring
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Radio-Television-Film

After graduating from UT, I founded Red Herring Productions, for which I am also a writer and producer.

Location: Austin, TX

“Interdisciplinary education gets you thinking outside of the box, and gives you multiple tools in order to build your own success.”

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.”