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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.”

Cody Lee
English

Cody’s undergraduate research topic is Nature, Divinity, and Ecology in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.

“I think people underestimate how much research good fiction writers, such as [Cormac] McCarthy, actually do.”

Laura Herring
Radio-Television-Film

As part of her Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP certificate, Laura spent the summer of 2011 abroad in Australia interning with the Cheeky Foods Group, a company that offers group cooking classes as team building...

“This experience has really expanded me in so many ways: the way I think, the way I live, and perhaps most importantly—the way I dream.”

Logan Bishop
Computational Chemistry and Computer Science

Logan Bishop tutors students in chemistry and calculus at the Sanger Learning Center.

“The act of guiding someone through the twist and turns of a difficult subject has proven to be a powerful confidence builder.”

Robyn Croft
Undeclared

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Process at the University of Texas.

“Getting involved in a smaller, diverse community within UT has given me a lot of intellectual stimulation outside of the classroom, and this is something that I have come to enjoy and look forward to.”

Jana Vincent
Studio Art and Pre-Medicine

Jana’s undergraduate research topic is Ornamentation in Italian Art and Architecture.

“I was surprised just to see how much studying the works of the [master] artists…permeated into my work. I did not expect them to play such a prominent role in developing my own artistic style.”

Neurobiology

Caleb spent three semesters in Undergraduate Studies and then declared a major in neurobiology after taking various biology courses. He will begin medical school this fall.

“The School of Undergraduate Studies gave me a chance to analyze several majors. I liked not having to jump into a major when I first started college.”