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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.

Tabitha Wills
Children & Society
Speech-Language Pathology

I am pursuing a master of science degree in communication sciences and disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Location: Dallas, TX

“In comparing myself to peers in my graduate program, the Bridging Disciplines Programs have given me an advantage in understanding my clients’ diagnoses and more importantly, in understanding and implementing appropriate therapy strategies.”

Sakina Karimjee
Ethics & Leadership
Exercise Science

I am in medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Location: Champaign, IL

“My BDP experience helped me be a well-rounded premedical student.”

Rachel Weiser

I am the Midwest finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Location: Washington, D.C.

“My BDP experience taught me the importance of interdisciplinary studies in my career.”

Jamie Lippman
Plan II, Marketing

I am a social responsibility specialist for JCPenney.

Location: New York, NY

“My BDP experience gave me the foundation to pave my own career path towards corporate social responsibility.”

Brendan Chan
Ethics & Leadership

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.”

Suparna Bandyopadhyay
Social Inequality,