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Carlos Eric Bowles

(512) 232-3480 | BEL 224

Carlos Eric Bowles has worked in higher education for 21 years. He currently serves as director for UTeach-Liberal Arts and the Rapoport Service Scholarship Program. Carlos also serves as assistant professor of instruction teaching courses on leadership, civic engagement, and ethics at The University of Texas at Austin. His recognitions include the Texas Exes Alumni James Vick Award for Academic Advising, the Liberal Arts Council for Outstanding Advisor, and a National Academic Advising Association 2013 Outstanding Institution Advising Program Merit Award. Carlos most recently served his community as vice president of programs with the Pflugerville Education Foundation. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UTSA, a master’s degree in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin and is ABD in educational psychology at The University of Texas at Austin with research interests including phenomenology, motivation, and cultural aspects of learning. Carlos spends his free time with his wife and kids and his favorite pastime is playing music.


Soo Aldrich

(512) 232-2143 | BEL 224

Soo Aldrich joined the UTeach-Liberal Arts program in 2010 and serves as its office manager. Soo began her career in higher education in 1998 at the University of Florida’s Engineering Research Center where she coordinated meetings and undergraduate research programs. She later moved to the Washington, DC area and was the Director of Meetings and Membership for eight years at a non-profit trade association. She is the recipient of a 2022 President’s Outstanding Staff Award and a 2021 College of Liberal Arts Staff Excellence Award. Soo earned her B.A. in history and certificate in secondary education from The University of Texas at Austin.


Lori Hahn

Administrative Associate/Webmaster 
(512) 232-2789 BEL 224

Lori joined the UTeach-Liberal Arts staff in November 2014. She previously worked at Pepperdine University for seven years where she held managerial and coordinator positions in the alumni affairs office. Prior to working in higher education, she worked in public education for six years, teaching K-8 in Fairfax SD, Alief ISD, and Katy ISD. Lori received her teaching credential from California State University, Bakersfield in 1993 and also earned a B.B.A. in management from The University of Texas at Austin in 1991.