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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.

Ivi Brown
Social Work

Ivi took an ethnographic approach to study the social situation of Kayayei, a group of displaced, mistreated tribal women in Ghana for her Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies BDP certificate. To this end, she worked with...

“This life-changing experience has allowed me to develop a more in-depth understanding about the complexities that lie within issues such as the Kayayei conflict and the various paradigms involved.”

Natasha Sharma
International Relations and Social Work

Natasha’s undergraduate research topic is A Multiethnic Intergroup Forum to Address the Impact of the Media’s Stereotypes of Racial Minorities on Youth

“It has been interesting to see first-hand how intergroup dialogue can go a long way in fostering an understanding of diversity.”

Jelisa Robinson
Theatre and Dance and Latin American Studies

Jelisa’s undergraduate research topic is Artistic Expressions, Across Diasporas

“There is more power in asking questions than having all of the answers.”

Sateria_Lozano
Social Work and Neuroscience
Psychology

Sateria’s undergraduate research topic is How Estrogen Affects the Aging Monkey Brain as a Model for Menopause.

“Getting involved in research is a great opportunity to gain skills that can be applied to essentially any line of work.”

Whitney Seifert
Physics

As a tutor at the Sanger Learning Center, Whitney explores different ways to break down challenging concepts and facilitate the learning process.

“It’s rewarding to see students begin to connect the dots between different topics and subjects, making new material seem less foreign.”

Alex Macias
Health Promotion
Theatre and Dance

Alexandria looked all over campus for a major that fit her interests and goals. After two semesters in UGS, she declared her major in health promotion and is now a certified personal trainer. Alex is also completing a Bridging...

“There will be time to choose a major. If there are too many options for you, look into concentrations, certificates, or research opportunities—these can keep you graduating in four years and add an extra kick to your degree plan.”

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.”