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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.

Cassy Dorff
Global Studies

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

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.”

Christopher Robertson
Media, Culture & Identities

I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University.

Location: Evanston, IL

“My experience in the BDPs continues to shape my research, where I draw from history, political science, and philosophy, among other fields.”

Cristina Flores
Human Rights & Social Justice

Location: Washington, D.C.

“[An interdisciplinary education] provided me with the right skills and tools to succeed in various internships, especially those related to policy.”

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.”

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.”

Darbi Donaldson
Digital Arts & Media
Sociology, Communications

I work for One Little Indian Records as head of digital.

“The BDP courses allowed me to dive deeper and take a more hands on approach to the digital side of my studies.”