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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.

Insia Suteria
Human Biology

Insia became a peer academic coach at the Sanger Learning Center in fall 2011 to help students learn valuable study skills.

“It feels great when the student leaves the program having learned study skills that will help them in their entire career as a student.”

Lorena Winicki
Electrical Engineering
Spanish and German

Working as a tutor, Lorena assists students while honing her communication skills.

“It is exciting when a student becomes more confident in his or her own abilities and is able to grasp concepts more easily.”

Briana Criaco
Nursing

As a peer academic coach, Briana helps student develop and implement important study skills.

“Who knew I’d discover my own set of study tools by helping another to develop their own?”

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.”

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.”

Jene Shepard
Government
English

Jene has worked as a Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center since fall 2011. In that time, she has helped countless students gain important study skills necessary to succeed in their classes.

“My most rewarding experiences as a peer academic coach are when I hear how students’ grades have improved because of the work that we have done together.”

Briana Brooks
Business Honors and Accounting

Brianna began working as a calculus tutor in fall 2012. Since then, she’s helped countless student reach their academic potential at UT.

“If you understand a subject, why not pass that knowledge on and help others understand it as well?”