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Undergraduate Researchers

Click on a researcher to learn more about his or her undergraduate research experience. View the researcher archive for profiles from previous years. Visit the student success page for stories from all Undergraduate Studies programs.

Julie Timte
Plan II Honors and Art History

Julie’s undergraduate research topic is the manuscript illuminations of Dante’s Inferno.

“I wanted to pursue an undergraduate research project because I saw it as a way to explore my interests and develop research and writing skills along the way.”

Juliette Seive
Humanities Honors, Italian, and History
Computer Science

In one of her undergraduate research projects, Juliette analyzed digital archives of jokes from World War II to better understand public sentiment.

“Research is for everyone as long as you’re interested in what you’re doing.”

Kelsey Ball
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kelsey conducted undergraduate research using natural language processing as part of the Spanish in Texas project.

“One of the most rewarding parts of education is the interdisciplinary aspect.”

Loyce Gayo James
African and African Diaspora Studies

For her undergraduate research project, Loyce studied the history of economic policy in Tanzania as part of the Bridging Disciplines Programs and as a recipient of an Intellectual Entrepreneurship Kuhn Scholars award.

“This is an opportunity to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to what you love.”

Madilynn Garcia
Theatre and Dance, focusing in Theatre History, Research, and Criticism

Madilynn combines undergraduate research in dramaturgy with creative activity in her work with the Cohen New Works Festival.

“I was immediately intrigued by how scholarship informed performance and vice versa.”

Maria Renteria
Social Work and Anthropology

Maria’s undergraduate research project investigated gender and environment, and how these factors impact mental health in border communities.

“The most surprising thing has been being able to go to conferences and meet other professionals who can provide more perspective and strengthen your research.”

Mirna Reyna
French Honors and History

Mirna’s undergraduate research project investigated the way English and Spanish speakers pronounce French vowels.

“It has been really rewarding working with one of my favorite professors who I look up to.”