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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.”

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.”

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?”

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?”

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.”

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.”

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.”