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Student Success

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.

Suparna Bandyopadhyay
Biology

Suparna spent the semester interning with AIDS Services of Austin, more specifically with the organization’s Women Rising Project as part of her Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP...

“This internship showed me the large economic disparity that exists in our country, especially when it comes to health care.”

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.”

Adria Fernandez
Undeclared

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...

“Be open to take different courses and get involved in different organizations. There is something out there for you, and sometimes it is what you least expect.”

Sana Naiyer
Communication Sciences and Disorders; Applied Learning and Development

Sana’s undergraduate research topic is Assessment and Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

“Participating in research has helped me apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to actual research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.”

Jene Shepard
Government
English

Jene has worked as a Peer Academic Coach at the Sanger Learning Center since fall 2011. In that time, she has helped countless students gain important study skills necessary to succeed in their classes.

“My most rewarding experiences as a peer academic coach are when I hear how students’ grades have improved because of the work that we have done together.”

Taylor Lindgren
Neurobiology
Business Foundations Certificate

As a tutor, Taylor helps students grasp difficult concepts in their biology courses.

“I love the students’ moment of clarity when they understand the material.”

Armando Vera
International Relations and Global Studies and Corporate Communication

Armando was originally interested in business and medicine. After exploring his interests in Undergraduate Studies, he is now double majoring in international relations & global studies and corporate communication and hopes to become an entrepreneur.

“Be yourself, be flexible, and trust your heart. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The professors, staff, administrators, and students on campus are pretty willing to help a Longhorn out.”