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Advising for Current Students

Advising Appointments: 512-232-7564

Your BDP advisors are here to help you! Whether you’re looking for a great class to take next semester, thinking about what kind of Connecting Experience you want to pursue, or figuring out which of your BDP requirements you have left to fulfill, your BDP advisors are an important resource as you go through the program.

Meet with your BDP advisor at least once a semester to help create academic plans and select courses. Your advisor can alert you to courses you may not have been aware of, check on your progress through the BDP, and help you figure out how to integrate your BDP requirements with your degree plan.

Also, meet with your BDP advisor in the semester before you intend to register for a research, creative project, or internship course. Get started early on your Connecting Experience requirements!

Call 512-232-7564 to make an appointment with your BDP advisor. Also, feel free to email your advisor with questions. We are in FAC 338.

Meet the Advisors

Rose Mastrangelo Rose Mastrangelo, M.Ed.

Advisor for Digital Arts and Media, Environment, and Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profits.

Rose Mastrangelo joined the Bridging Disciplines Programs in October 2011 as the advisor for the Environment, Digital Arts & Media, and Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits Bridging Disciplines Programs. Rose also serves as the coordinator for the Archer Program at UT Austin. Prior to joining the BDPs, Rose worked as an advisor in the Center for Strategic Advising in the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin, in addition to past experiences in the non-profit sector as an Americorps *VISTA Volunteer Coordinator and a Senior Program Associate at the PBS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Rose graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a B.A. in English and received an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from UT Austin.

Christine Anderson Christine Anderson, M.A.

Advisor for Media, Culture & Identities, Human Rights & Social Justice, Global Studies, Public Policy, and Social Inequality, Health & Policy.

Christine Anderson has been working with the Bridging Disciplines Programs since March 2008. She is the advisor for the Cultural Studies; Global Studies; Human Rights & Social Justice; Public Policy; and Social Inequality, Health & Policy programs. Christine also serves as the coordinator for the Archer Program at UT Austin. She received her B.A. in history and M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Along with her academic achievements, Christine brings her experience in nonprofit program coordination and event planning.

Lauren Contreras Lauren Contreras, M.Ed.

Advisor for Children and Society, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Ethics and Leadership in Business in Health Care in Law, Politics & Government and the Media, and Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.

Lauren Contreras serves as the advisor for the Children & Society; Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies; Ethics & Leadership; and Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship programs. Before joining the BDP in July 2014, Lauren worked in the College of Liberal Arts Student Division and with the TIP program at UT. She also served as an AmeriCorps member and Program Manager for College Forward, a college access and completion non-profit based in Austin. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Southwestern University and her M.Ed. in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.