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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.

Alex Macias
Health Promotion
Spring 2014

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 Disciplines Program certificate in Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship.

Alicia Chopite
Spring 2017

As a PLUS peer coordinator, Alicia works with facilitators and professors to promote academic success.

Allison Matous

Allison’s undergraduate research topic is Dead Man Walking: An Analysis of Last Statement Testimonies of Texas Inmates.

Alyssa Chavez
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Summer 2015

Alyssa Chavez, a Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP student, built a research project around an interest in philanthropy and concepts from her communication sciences and disorders major. Mentored by her role model Dr. Mary Anne Nericcio, an expert in bilingual speech pathology, Alyssa examined speech therapy services at the UT Speech and Hearing Center. She now feels better prepared to make a difference in her community.

Amanda Wilson
General Geology

Amanda’s undergraduate research topic is Paleobotany and Paleoclimate Analysis of Fossil Flora from the Elko Formation in Northeastern Nevada.

Amy Prince
Public Relations
Spring 2014

As an outreach assistant and peer academic coach, Amy helps UT students develop strong study habits and time management skills to help them reach their academic goals.

Ana Hernández
Latin American Studies, History
Spring 2015

Ana Hernández, a student in the Human Rights & Social Justice BDP, spent her summer in Nicaragua interviewing locals and conducting archival research to develop a better understanding of land rights for the indigenous peoples of Nicaragua.