Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.
Laura Hebert, an Environment BDP student spent fall 2013 researching the City of Austin’s recycling plan and how it will affect bars and businesses in downtown Austin.
“I always thought that I wanted to do research as an undergraduate student, but BDP helped tremendously in motivating me to actually do it.”
Ana Hernández, a student in the Human Rights & Social Justice BDP, spent her summer in Nicaragua interviewing locals and conducting archival research to develop a better understanding of land rights for the...
“I hope to become a professor of Latin American history, and this Connecting Experience has helped me find a focus for my academic studies.”
As an Environment BDP student, Daniella researched and planned the implementation of UT’s first micro farm, a continuation of the UT Community Garden project. Her research consisted of covering all bases to make the...
“This connecting experience has profoundly shaped both my university experience and my future plans beyond graduation. I discovered and have started to explore my passion for food, society, and the environment.”
“Each day presented a new opportunity to connect my projects to my experience in community activism, academic foundation in urban theory, professional curiosity in non-profit public interest advocacy, and personal interest in sustainable community development.”
Clarissa Riojas is a Children & Society BDP student who spent the fall 2013 semester interning with the Texas Center for Education Policy. She helped organize a conference to address the need for more Latino children’s literature...
“It was inspiring to see how collaboration between a group of powerful and passionate individuals helped to create change in the community.”
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Simi Aliu spent the fall 2013 semester interning with Austin Technology Incubator.
“During my time at ATI, I worked for the clean energy focus area, which allowed me to develop valuable conceptual and analytical skills applicable to my desired profession.”