Changing Your World

Changing Your World

Longhorns Working for a Vibrant Texas

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Janelle Chavez, ’19

Major: Biology

Biology major Janelle Chavez ventured to Austin for her education and plans to return to the Valley to improve health care.

Biology class of 2019 Janelle Chavez.

Liam Harlan, ’19

Major: Chemical Engineering

Liam Harlan wants to use data to fast-track advances in chemical engineering. Because the state of Texas has a first-class research university, this valedictorian didn’t have to leave Texas to get the experience a top researcher needs.

Chemical Engineering class of 2018 Liam Harlan.
Marine Science Ph.D. candidate Chris Biggs sitting in a small boat listening for seatrout.

Researchers at UT’s Marine Science Institute are strengthening the gamefish population along the Texas coast.

Ricky Cooks, ’21

Major: Business Honors and Government

Ricky Cooks, a student in UT’s McCombs School of Business, wants to use his degree to build the economy of Texas and lift local communities.

McCombs Business's student Ricky Cooks

Alejandra Ortega, BS ’15

Major: Applied Learning and Development

In her second year on the job, Alejandra Ortega was named Houston’s Secondary Teacher of the Year. Here’s why.

Applied Learning and Development class of 2015 Alejandra Ortega

Andrea Chee, ’18

Major: Speech Communication

El Paso’s Andrea Chee wants Texans with speech challenges to succeed. “Communication is important,” she says. “It’s the foundation of everything we do.”

Speech therapist Andrea Chee.

Impact Across Texas

From interaction with thought-leading professors to collaboration with their brilliant peers, students at The University of Texas at Austin are given everything they need to make a difference in their community.

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