College of Liberal Arts

Seniors

ashley

Ashley Baustista 

Major: Psychology 

Hometown: Spring, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Children + Society - Intervention & Vulnerable Children

Favorite Hobbies: Collecting literary journals

Most interesting course at UT: MAS 314 - Latinx Psychology 

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "My favorite way to give back to the community is to work with children. I believe that change starts with them. Last summer, I volunteered at the Austin Child Guidance center as Play Leader."  


mubarrat

Mubarrat Choudhury


Lucero Estrella 

Major: Mexican American + Latin Studies & Japanese 

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Media, Culture, and Identities: Identities, Communities and Place

Future Plans: Graduate School - History PhD Program

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Altruistic 

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "I love working with children which is why I have dedicated my service hours to Latinitas. Whether it was after-school clubs, workshops at housing developments, or summer camps, I enjoyed mentoring young girls.


catherine

Catherine Gonzalez

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Cypress, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Children + Society

Extracurricular Activities: Bible Study Group Leader

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Compassionate

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "Math tutor for kids in low income neighborhoods, bilingual teacher in a summer language program, and serve as a bible study group leader." 


evelin

Evelin Caro Gutierrez

Major: Government + Philosophy

Hometown: Havana, Cuba + Houston, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Ethics & Leadership in Law, Politics, and Government 

Extracurricular Activities: Innovations for Peace & Development + Minority Women Pursuing Law

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Determined 

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "I love to volunteer for organizations that seek to address issues that I am passionate about, including refugee rights and international human rights."


daja

Daja Martinez

Major: History + Government Minor

Hometown: Terrell, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Children + Society - Adolescence 

Extracurricular Activities: Longhorn Band, UTeach Outreach, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, & Foundation Scholars Program

A Word Others Use To Describe You: Hard Working

Tips for Incoming Freshmen: "Google calendar will become your friend. Don't be afraid to take chances and understand that rejection is part of the process." 


daniela

Daniela Rojas Martinez

Major: Latin American Studies

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Human Rights and Social Justice

Favorite Hobbies: Dancing

Extracurricular Activities: UT Jolt

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Empathetic 

Define Your Experience as a Rapoport Scholar: "It has been extremely rewarding. This program has pushed me to take an active role in my community and meet amazing people."


ana

Ana Gonzalez Rodriguez

Major: Health + Society 

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits

Extracurricular Activities: Project SEED & Research Assistant

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Funny

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "When I volunteer, I definitely prefer working hands-on with the community. Recently, I volunteered with Foundation Communities at one of their many learning centers. Knowing I was making a direct impact on the lives of these children was the most rewarding experience. I enjoyed it so much that I am now employed by FC and have my own group of first graders."


 evelynEvelyn Rodriguez

Major: International Relations + Global Studies & Radio-Television-Film

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Bridging Disciplines Program: Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits

Extracurricular Activities: Vice President for Texas Latin Dance + UT Yoga Club

A Word Others Use to Describe You: Reliable

Favorite Way(s) of Giving Back: "My most recent volunteer experience was with Latinitas and Texas After Violence Project. At Latinitas, I worked with young Latinas during one of their summer camp programs. Then, at Texas After Violence Project, I usually worked with interview clips that focused on understanding the impact of interpersonal and state violence on individuals."