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Christian A. Garza
Plan II Honors & Government
Class of 1998
Senior Counsel, Enterprise Products Partners

Christian (Chris) A. Garza is a proud Longhorn and Plan II alum. He credits the mentorship and guidance obtained during his Plan II education for his career accomplishments. His Plan II Philosophy Class with Professor Kane and Freshman Plan II Literature class with Professor Twombly were life changing. Chris is always happy to speak with current (or prospective) students about how the Plan II Program prepared him for a legal career. Read more about Chris here.

Marissa Duswalt
Plan II Honors & Nutrition
Class of 2010
Administrative Director of Health Education, Engagement and Promotion, Stanford Health Care

Marissa Duswalt joined Stanford Health Care in 2015 as the Administrative Director of Health Education, Engagement and Promotion. Stanford’s Health Education program is committed to providing meaningful and timely information to people to help them live healthier lives. In addition to her role at Stanford Health Care, Marissa teaches a course on health entrepreneurship at Stanford’s business school. Read more about Marissa here.

Kwabena Ackie
Plan II Honors
Class of 2008
Director of Business Development, TSEG at Cloud [8] Sixteen, Inc

My name is Koby Ackie. I'm currently the Director of Business Development for a small digital marketing agency that markets for law firms all over the country. In addition, I also own a small real estate investment firm that owns and manages a few properties in Central Texas. When I'm not working, I enjoy traveling to various parts of the world, journaling, listening to music, and connecting with good friends. Read more about Koby here.

Kristen Hogan
Plan II Honors & English Honors
Class of 1998
Education Program Coordinator, Center for Women & Gender Studies

When I found my way to my first Plan II class in a seminar room in the Calhoun basement, I knew I had found my way home. “Write the first paragraph of your autobiography,” Professor Carol MacKay assigned, exhorted, conjured in the first meeting of the Women’s Autobiography class. And, just like that, we were also writers. She circulated feminist books like sacred texts, and they were. In one class, I saw a familiar passage of Alice Walker’s poetry, and I felt called, here, feminist literature is life’s work. Read more about Kristen here.

Daron K. Roberts
Plan II & Government
Class of 2001
Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation

Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of, “Call an Audible: Let My Pivot from Harvard Law to NFL Coach Inspire Your Transition” (Greenleaf 2017). “Call an Audible” was named a #1 New Release and Best Seller by Amazon and Sports Illustrated selected the book as one of its “Best Sports Business Books of 2017.” Roberts serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. Read more about Daron here.

Sara M. Saastamoinen
Plan II Honors & Management
Class of 2015
Development Director at Children of Bellevue

My name is Sara Saastamoinen, and I have the honor of being an alum of the Plan II Honors program. I graduated in 2015 after five years of studying for degrees in Plan II and Management from the McCombs School of Business, with an additional minor in International Business, a certificate in European Studies, and summer spent studying abroad across Italy. That laundry list of academic pursuits was one of my favorite parts of the program—being able to pursue my intellectual interests, regardless of whether I was formally receiving a degree in that area or not. Read more about Sara here.

Miguel Rayos-Velázquez
Plan II Honors & Advertising
Class of 2014
Branded Project Manager, BuzzFeed

Miguel is a Branded Project Manager for BuzzFeed serving brands in the Mexico and Latin American markets. As a Branded Project Manager, Miguel works hand in hand with brands to produce, promote and deliver branded content on BuzzFeed's native platforms to connect with audiences. Before joining BuzzFeed, Miguel was a Research Analyst at L2 Inc, a business intelligence firm benchmarking the digital performance of brands, where he produced market analysis to help brands guide capital allocation and maximize digital competence. Read more about Miguel here.

Vicki Chang

Plan II & Chemistry Honors

Class of 2010

Product Manager at Facebook

Hi there, I’m Vicki Chang. I’m currently a Product Manager on the Blockchain team at Facebook. As a Product Manager, I lead product teams of software engineers, designers, UX researchers, and people across many other different disciplines. My goal is to figure out what products we can build to connect and empower billions of people around the world in meaningful ways and then I work with teams to get them built. I’ve worked at Facebook since 2013, and in that time, I’ve had the opportunity to dabble across multiple teams and roles. Read more about Vicki here.

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