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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.

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?”

Birjis Mukardamwala
Chemistry
UTeach Certification

As a chemistry tutor, Birjis helps students master difficult concepts and course material.

“Academic success has more to do with personal satisfaction than most people acknowledge.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Alexandra Arambula
Biomedical Engineering, Plan II

For the past three and a half years, Alexandra has participated in the PLUS program. Now as a senior preceptor, Alexandra helps new preceptors improve their facilitation skills.

“I often find myself learning valuable interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities from my preceptors.”

Zavier Wingham
International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies
Persian/Middle Eastern Studies

As an outreach assistant, Zavier gives students the tools they need to be academically successful by leading workshops on study strategies and time management.

“When you really view your time as precious and something that should not be wasted, college becomes easier.”