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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.

Adria Fernandez

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 passion for finance and business.

Ayoung Lee

Ayoung began her academic journey at UT with the goal of becoming an engineer. After exploring other options, she looked into majoring in biology, microbiology, and infectious diseases. She hopes to get into the new Dell Medical School in 2016 with the goal of becoming a doctor. Ayoung was named a College Scholar in 2015.

Catherine Tuppen

Catherine came to UT interested in many different fields of study but unsure which was right for her. With her advisor’s encouragement to try new things, she discovered that she had an interest in biomedical engineering. After graduation, Catherine plans to attend graduate school with the goal of engineering life-saving medical devices. Catherine was named a College Scholar in 2015.

Cory Dunn

Cory entered UT undecided as to what his major should be, but after taking a variety of classes he discovered that his passion lies in computer programming. Now as a junior, Cory is in the process of applying to the College of Natural Sciences with the hope that he will be able to determine which branch of programming is best for him with more experience in the classroom. Cory is a College Scholar and the Vice President of the UGS Council.

Danny Xu

Danny’s outstanding academic record has earned him the title of Distinguished Scholar. Danny entered UT wanting to study chemical engineering. After exploring his interests, he now plans to major in pre-med biochemistry and pursue a career in medicine.

Eric Bustos

Eric’s stellar academic performance has earned him the title of College Scholar. Eric knew he wanted to explore his options, so he selected UGS as his first choice. He’s since discovered passions for neurobiology and government and hopes to become a neurologist.