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Students across Undergraduate Studies programs are exploring new interests, gaining experience through research and internships, and taking leadership roles across the Forty Acres. Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.

Owais Durrani
Government and Biology

Owais’s undergraduate research topic is The Effect of Committee Assignments On Electoral Success for Members of the US House.

“Having participated in biological research as well as research in Government, I was truly surprised by how many similarities exist between the two.”

Stefany Quirico
Economics and International Relations and Global Studies

Stefany’s undergraduate research topic is Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Empowerment.

“Learning to tackle large-scale projects individually is a valuable skill that I’m thankful to take with me as I graduate from UT.”

Robyn Croft
Undeclared

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Process at the University of Texas.

“Getting involved in a smaller, diverse community within UT has given me a lot of intellectual stimulation outside of the classroom, and this is something that I have come to enjoy and look forward to.”

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.”

Valerie Finstad
Undeclared

Valerie’s outstanding academic record has earned her the title of College Scholar. Shakeel entered UT as an undeclared student in UGS to explore different fields. She now plans to major in biology,...

“Think a lot about multiple majors. Find a career where lifestyle, schooling, passion, and purpose all intersect and go after it ferociously.”

Raul Sergio Lozano III
Orchestral Instrument Performance

Sergio’s undergraduate research topic is Re-branding Classical Music

“I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m glad I made those mistakes in school and not while working for a job that could really make or break it for me.”

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.”