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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.

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.”

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.”

Mansi Mehta
International Relations and English

For the past two year, Mansi has been a Sanger Learning Center peer academic coach helping students master important study techniques.

“Take advantage of the resources available to you, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.”

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.”

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.”

Mark Babin
Chemistry and Physics

For the past year, Mark Babin has tutored students in chemistry and physics at the Sanger Center.

“I don’t think that there is anything more satisfying than seeing something click for a student.”