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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.

Freddy Gottesman
Ethics & Leadership

I work with user operations at Facebook as an analysis and reporting project manager.

Location: San Francisco, CA

“The BDPs taught me to embrace new challenges and transfer lessons from seemingly unrelated experiences. “

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.”

Katie Tiller
Digital Arts & Media

I am an artist for Multimedia Games.

Location: Austin, TX

“I had an interest in web, graphic, and game design, and the BDP allowed me to take classes that explored those topics more in-depth.”

Madalyn McDaniel
Human Rights & Social Justice
International Relations and Global Studies

I work as an AmeriCorps VISTA/Field Organizer for the Corporation for National and Community Service/Texas Hunger Initiative.

Location: Houston, TX

“I value the opportunity I had to gain knowledge and expertise in human rights and social justice from both theoretical and working perspectives.”

David Drell
Digital Arts & Media

I am a lead character technical director at DreamWorks Animation.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

“One thing that the BDP offered that I wanted to round out my undergraduate experience was the Connecting Experience.”

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.”

Emily Callinan
Human Rights & Social Justice

I am pursuing a master of arts degree in counseling at St. Edward’s University.

Location: Austin, TX

“The BDPs influenced me to become an advocate for my clients and to expand my passion for non-profit work.”