Into the World, Class of 2019

Passionate, curious and inclusive, these seniors are ready to shape our tomorrow.

Class of 2019 featured seniors

Into the World, Class of 2019


These six UT seniors are ready to leave campus and make their mark on the world.

Congratulations to The University of Texas at Austin Class of 2019. Passionate, curious and inclusive, the Class of 2019 is ready to tackle the complicated questions shaping our tomorrow, taking what they have learned at UT into the world. There is no shortage of impressive achievements and inspiring stories in this cohort. Among them, these six students stand out because of their commitment to their vision for changing the world. They came to UT to make a difference, and they are leaving on a path.ย As the former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said, โ€œThe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.โ€

Mandeep Patel turned down six figures to be his own CEO.

Major: Mechanical Engineering
You in 3 Emojis: ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ
How will you change the world? Iโ€™ll make electric vehicles more affordable and show people how awesome they can be.

Anne Dattilo discovered two planets using AI.

Major: Physics
You in 3 Emojis: ๐ŸŒŒ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿฅฆ
How will you change the world? I will change the world by finding other worlds!

Jacqueline Gibson is building change from the code up.

Major: Computer Science, African and African Diaspora Studies
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How will you change the world? I want to build technology that everyone, regardless of ability or background, can use with ease.

Robert McInvale wants to improve the governmentโ€™s tech literacy problem.

Major: Computer Science and Math
You in 3 Emojis: ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค“
How will you change the world? I hope to help ensure that U.S. public policy related to technology is better guided and understood.

Larissa Ybanez is helping answers come to life after death.

Major: Biochemistry / Premedical, Predental, Prevet and Anthropology
You in 3 Emojis: ๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ‘‘ ๐Ÿงš
How will you change the world? I want to help families heal after a tragic loss.

Andrew Rodriguez is on a fierce path to make new voices heard.

Major: Theatre Studies
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How will you change the world? My hope is by championing underrepresented voices, I can shift the American theatre status quo.