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, 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, M.A.
Advisor for Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Human Rights & Social Justice, Global Studies, 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, Film Studies, Human Right & Social Justice, Global Studies, and Social Inequality, Health & Policy Programs. 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.
Erin Thomas, M.A.
Advisor for Children and Society, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Ethics and Leadership, Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship.
Erin Thomas serves as the advisor for the Children & Society, Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies, Ethics & Leadership, and Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship Programs. Before joining the BDP in 2011, Erin worked as a Student Development Specialist in the Department of Student Activities at Texas A&M University. She received her B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University.