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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.

Ana Laura Rivera
Government, Spanish
Spring 2014

Human Rights & Social Justice student Ana Laura worked on three initiatives for the Texas After Violence Project during her internship. Because of her interest in studying children and human rights, she conducted archival research and transcribed interviews that focused on bilingual education, violence in schools, and access for undocumented students.

Ana Mancera
International Relations and Global Studies
Spring 2016

Ana works as an office assistant in the Sanger Learning Center. She directs UT students to the resources they need to succeed.

Andre Galuban
Jazz Performance
Spring 2016

Global Studies BDP student and jazz performance major Andre Galuban stepped outside of his academic comfort zone to research Algerian military power. With encouragement from his mentor, Dr. Zoltan Barany, Andre analyzed this topic through multiple lenses. The experience inspired Andre to consider graduate work in foreign affairs or foreign policy, with the ultimate goal of impacting global issues.

Andrew Cavazos
Spring 2013

Andrew was accepted to the School of Undergraduate Studies instead of his first choice, architecture. After a tough first semester, Andrew worked with his advisor in the Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling to pull up his grades and explore his interests. Now, he is graduating on time with a degree in government and plans to attend law school this fall.

Computer Science

Andrew’s undergraduate research topic is Digital Humanities for Large Data Visualization.

BDP Student Anjali Khatri
International Relations and Global Studies
Spring 2018

Anjali Khatri, a student in the Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies BDP, spent her summer interning at the Center for Refugee Services in San Antonio. As an intern, Anjali worked with refugees as they transitioned to life in a new country. She also had the opportunity to collaborate with refugee and non-refugee teens to create a documentary film exploring the human experience.

Ankit Sharma
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ankit’s undergraduate research project looked at nanowalls as a potential material for light sensors.