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Sanger Student Leaders

Click on a student’s name or picture to learn more about their experiences with the Sanger Learning Center at The University of Texas at Austin. To view student success stories from other UGS programs, visit the student success page.

Mani Singh
Biochemistry
Business Foundations Certificate

Mani began working with the Sanger Learning Center as a preceptor in Fall 2012 in his PLUS-supported genetics course. Now as a senior preceptor, he guides new preceptors in their work with students.

“I came here thinking that I would be the one helping and guiding other students, but I’m thankful at how much and how frequently I’ve actually been the beneficiary of such an experience.”

Taylor Lindgren
Neurobiology
Business Foundations Certificate

As a tutor, Taylor helps students grasp difficult concepts in their biology courses.

“I love the students’ moment of clarity when they understand the material.”

Wesley Skillern
Neurobiology

As a senior preceptor for PLUS, Wesley organizes study group activities and trains new preceptors to aid students in historically difficult courses.

“It is truly special to watch someone learn and grow to ultimately achieve something that initially seemed out of reach.”

Dinusha Wijesinghe
Plan II Honors and International Relations
Asian Studies

As an outreach assistant at the Sanger Learning Center, Dinusha gives students the tools they need to be successful by leading workshops on academic skills.

“The great thing about presenting to diverse groups is that, together, we build a sense of community where we can learn from one another.”

Logan Bishop
Computational Chemistry and Computer Science

Logan Bishop tutors students in chemistry and calculus at the Sanger Learning Center.

“The act of guiding someone through the twist and turns of a difficult subject has proven to be a powerful confidence builder.”

Kassandra García
Psychology
Business Foundations Certificate

For the past four years, Kassandra García has provided front desk support in UGS with a kind smile for everyone she meets.

“Seeing students come out from their appointments with a sense of direction is very rewarding.”

Lina Mahmood
Human Biology
Medical Illustration

Lina’s experience as a tutor with the Sanger Learning Center has served to benefit the students she assists and, consequently, her own academic career.

“I’m learning as much as the students are! Especially with biology, when you’re teaching someone a concept, you always end up with a better understanding of it yourself. “