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Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.

Farah Mithani
Urban Studies

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Farah Mitahni spent the summer of 2013 interning with Pendulum Social Innovation Consulting, a firm that works with non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.”

Elijah Roden
Government, Rhetoric & Writing

Eli Roden conducted independent research exploring the relationship between emotion and reason in juror decision-making. Eli is pursuing an Ethics & Leadership BDP certificate with a concentration in social justice, politics, and...

“For me, the most rewarding aspect of this experience was discovering the nature in which disciplines work together, that allows for a truly interdisciplinary approach to tackling issues.”

Samantha Speakmon
Business Honors and Finance

Samantha’s undergraduate research topic is Financial Impacts of the BP Oil Spill.

“Researching the financial implications of the oil spill gave me an opportunity to see a real-life example of concepts I learned in my finance classes.”

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.”

Stephanie_Ahn
Human Biology

Stephanie’s undergraduate research topic is Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Awareness of Cardiac Health.

“My experience doing research as a UT undergraduate created a tight-knit community from a very large population of UT students.”

Suparna Bandyopadhyay
Biology

Suparna spent the semester interning with AIDS Services of Austin, more specifically with the organization’s Women Rising Project as part of her Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP...

“This internship showed me the large economic disparity that exists in our country, especially when it comes to health care.”