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Meet UGS Students

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.

Aaron Bernal Lee
Economics, Mathematics
Spring 2015

Rising senior Aaron Bernal Lee, a student in the Global Studies BDP, interned at the Texas State Capitol in the Office of the Governor. Through his BDP coursework Aaron has studied international trade from an interdisciplinary perspective; this internship allowed him to apply his classroom knowledge of international trade in a real-world setting.

BDP student Adam Benden
Social Work
Spring 2016

Adam Benden, a social work major pursuing a BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy, drew upon his experience as a yoga instructor and his interests in class, gender, and race theory to design a unique research project in partnership with the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. Through this project, Adam taught yoga classes to people experiencing homelessness and measured the benefits his students reported. Adam is now further inspired to work for greater social equality and justice, and he is re-envisioning his own yoga practice to make it more accessible to people of all backgrounds.

Adria Fernandez

Adria’s hard work and academic achievements earned her the title of College Scholar. Adria initially wanted to study engineering, but through UGS she explored her options and discovered a passion for finance and business.

Alex Fischer
Plan II Honors, Rhetoric and Writing, and Philosophy

Alexander’s undergraduate research topic was the rhetoric used in the debate preceding the 2003 Iraq War.

Alexander D'Jamoos
Government and Rhetoric & Writing

Alexander’s undergraduate research project analyzed the rhetoric of the Russian news media.

Alexandra Arambula
Biomedical Engineering, Plan II
Spring 2014

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.

Alexandra Gary
Nursing Honors
Spring 2016

Nursing student Alexandra Gary spent a summer in Botswana interning in health clinics and learning about Botswana’s healthcare system as part of her BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy with a concentration in Public Health.