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Meet BDP Alumni

Bridging Disciplines Programs alumni have built extraordinary professional and academic careers since earning their certificates. Click a BDP alum’s name to learn about his or her BDP experience and career path. If you are an alum, we’d love to hear what you’re doing! Share your story or make updates.

Cristina Flores
Human Rights & Social Justice

Location: Washington, D.C.

“[An interdisciplinary education] provided me with the right skills and tools to succeed in various internships, especially those related to policy.”

Monica Ramirez
Environment & Sustainability

I am an air emissions specialist at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Location: Austin, TX

“I am interested in environmental consulting in the long run. I like the idea of mixing science with industry and policy.”

Angelica Tello
Children & Society

I am pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Location: San Antonio, TX

“As a doctoral student, I lean on the skills that I gained as a BDP student.”

Tony Gaston
Ethics & Leadership

I am pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in information systems at the University of Toledo. Location: Toledo, OH

“I appreciated the scholarship funding I received to conduct research around the country…”

Lauren West
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits
International Relations and Global Studies

I am a communications coordinator and accounts management director for CampHire Project, as well as a program manager and volunteer coordinator for Partnership for Advancement and Immersion of Refugees.

Location: Houston, TX

“The internships I completed as part of my BDP requirements were the most rewarding experiences I had throughout college.”

Sakina Karimjee
Ethics & Leadership
Exercise Science

I am in medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Location: Champaign, IL

“My BDP experience helped me be a well-rounded premedical student.”

Brendan Chan
Ethics & Leadership

I am a consumer operations support specialist at Google Inc.

Location: Mountain View, CA

“Interdisciplinary education experiences at UT helped me set the foundation for navigating my way through cross-functional organizations in the workplace.”