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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.

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.”

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 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?”

Whitney Seifert
Physics

As a tutor at the Sanger Learning Center, Whitney explores different ways to break down challenging concepts and facilitate the learning process.

“It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign.”

Ryan Houseman-Baggerly
Biology
Computer Science

Ryan leads groups of preceptors and maintains a productive work environment as a Senior Preceptor in the Sanger Learning Center.

“Our main goal is to provide students with a stress-free environment in which to better learn the material, but if students are actively enjoying the environment which we create, what more can we ask for?”

Amy Prince
Public Relations
Business Foundations Certificate

As an outreach assistant and peer academic coach, Amy helps UT students develop strong study habits and time management skills to help them reach their academic goals.

“I applied to work for the Sanger Center because I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge with others. … I didn’t expect to learn so much about myself.”

Leila Saleh
Chemical Engineering

Since joining the Sanger Learning Center tutoring team in fall 2012, Leila has helped countless students master course material in calculus and chemistry.

“The most rewarding part about working at the Sanger Learning Center is knowing you’ve made a difference.”