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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.

Blair Robbins
Plan II

Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student Blair Robbins researched volunteer tourism programs as part of her undergraduate thesis. Applying a postcolonial lens while maintaining historical insights, she...

“I have learned to speak about a timely and contentious topic in a way that people can relate to and understand. I have also learned more about how larger political and historical contexts inform popular perceptions and small-scale interpersonal interactions, leading to subtle perpetuations of power and oppression.”

Cameron Clark
Sociology

Cameron Clark, a Human Rights & Social Justice BDP student, conducted research on the complex and timely topic of police interaction with communities of color. He used the tools and methodologies of sociology...

“I believe this research project has prepared me to apply sociological principles to the legal profession, which will be crucial in tackling the many challenging legal questions we face today.”

Casey Locey
Social Work, Psychology

Children & Society BDP student Casey Locey interned with SafePlace, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.

“This internship showed me ways to support children and taught me intervention perspectives based on developmental psychology and strengths-based social work models.”

Chelsea Berchon
Psychology

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Chelsea Berchon concluded her undergraduate career by developing the burgeoning mobile application Budz. The startup, developed with a team of three others...

“…working with Budz has expanded my understanding of the legal industry, finances, marketing, and so much more. Thus, it has opened my eyes for any job that falls into my path.”

Christine Edomwande
Human Development and Family Sciences

Children & Society BDP student Christine Edomwande spent her final semester at UT investigating health disparities in urban versus rural neighborhoods in central Texas. In particular, she examined differences...

“My career goal is to become a pediatrician, however, I have become interested in achieving additional goals because of my BDP experiences…. In the future, I hope to tackle minority health disparities and reach out to underserved communities by providing these communities with education, resources, and access to preventive care.”

Clarissa Riojas
English, Mexican American Studies

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.”