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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

STUDENT QUOTES

Our students

Isaiah Swann, 2020 graduate, neuroscience

UT Dallas provided me with the unique opportunity to pursue a neuroscience degree while playing baseball and engaging in NCAA policymaking at the national level. Within the School of BBS specifically, I have met so many amazing faculty, advisors and students who have shaped me into the person I am today. I’m eternally grateful for their guidance and support, which I doubt I would have received to the same degree elsewhere. Go Comets!

Isaiah Swann, 2020 graduate, neuroscience

Paige Richmond, 2020 graduate, speech-language pathology and audiology

I was a part of the fast track program at UTD so I plan on continuing my education through the graduate program at UTD! After I earn my master’s next summer, I hope to work in the public schools as a speech therapist for elementary students. I really loved the program at UTD because it offered the fast track program. This was so helpful to me in decreasing the costs of school as well as getting me to my goals much more quickly!

Paige Richmond, 2020 graduate, speech-language pathology and audiology

Glenn Sherard, 2020 graduate, cognitive science

The Cognitive Science program at UT Dallas provided me with an abundance of valuable research experience! One of my courses guided me through the extensive process of applying for Institutional Review Board approval for human participant experiments; I enjoyed the course and the many engaging professors who’ve instructed me throughout the program. For many students who may feel uncertain about entering the young, budding field of Cognitive Science, I encouraging exploring it through the program at UT Dallas. To future students, I wish you the best of luck!

Glen Sherard, 2020 graduate, cognitive science

Nikki Prattipati, 2020 graduate, psychology

I will be getting my master’s of science in global health from Duke University upon graduation. I am passionate about health and healthcare access, and I’m excited to continue working in the field! While I’ve learned a lot from classes during my time here at UTD, I am especially grateful for the wonderful faculty. From a friendly hello to conversations that inspired me to delve deeper, the professors have always been supportive and welcoming.

Nikki Prattipati, 2020 graduate, psychology

JoLynn Scriven, psychology junior

Going into college I knew I had a strong interest in both psychology and athletics but did not necessarily know how to turn those interests into a realistic career path. With the guidance of the advisors and professors in the BBS program, I was able to make that passion come to life and I am now pursuing a career in Sport Psychology. I am so grateful for BBS and am excited to see where my career goes from here!

JoLynn Scriven, psychology junior

Christina Martin, 2020 graduate, child learning and development

The opportunities available in child learning and development are so diverse that they allow students to branch out into a variety of fields. My involvement in a research lab was made available to me because two of my professors took a personal interest in my academic experience and told me that I should consider working in the lab. The experience I gained in being in the lab will be invaluable to me when I begin teaching in August as a fourth-grade teacher at Jerry R Junkins Elementary School in Dallas ISD. Starting this summer, I will also begin taking courses towards my master of education degree, with specialties in STEM and early literacy. My academic and personal success can be attributed to how the professors in BBS take a personal interest in all of us to help us maximize our potential.

Christina Martin, 2020 graduate, child learning and development

Mattie Watts, 2020 graduate, child learning and development

Within the school of BBS, the professors, faculty and staff genuinely care about and for their students. They understand that we come from different walks of life and treat us with no judgment. Furthermore, they understand that we all have different goals — not everyone wants to go to med school — and do their best to help us achieve said goals. They leave a powerful and significant impact on those they encounter!

Mattie Watts, 2020 graduate, child learning and development

Isadora Comens, 2020 graduate, neuroscience, psychology

The School of BBS presented a unique opportunity to me — its neuroscience program exceeded my expectations. Few of the universities I looked into had such a robust program. Being able to participate in neuroscience research as an undergraduate added to the appeal, and I found invaluable friends and contacts through the Neuroscience Student Association.

Isadora Comens, 2020 graduate, neuroscience, psychology

Sarah Rehman, 2020 graduate, speech-language pathology and audiology

Through the opportunities I’ve found in the School of BBS, I’ve been able to grow both academically and personally. I owe this growth to the supportive people around me. BBS is special to me because the professors, students and advisors make it feel like home!

Sarah Rehman, 2020 graduate, speech-language pathology and audiology

Danni Yang, 2020 graduate, neuroscience

The education I’ve received from my professors both in the BBS department and across UT Dallas has no equal. I am so thankful for my mentors who have guided me, encouraged me in pursuing my goals, and advocated on my behalf. The research opportunities in BBS are numerous and undergraduates are supported and welcomed in laboratories, further developing their academic and professional skills. As a department solely for brain and behavioral science, BBS is incredibly unique and I am so grateful to have spent my four years here!

Danni Yang, 2020 graduate, neuroscience

Tejaswini Saalem, 2020 graduate, neuroscience

As a BBS student, I had access to a wonderful faculty and many opportunities for research, career development and growth. My time with BBS helped me gain the skills and confidence to think creatively, solve problems and be versatile. The programs that BBS offers come packaged with a very friendly and supportive advising staff. I highly recommend BBS to anyone wanting to pursue a comprehensive, challenging and rewarding education at the forefront of brain and behavioral science!

Tejaswini Seelam, 2020 graduate, neuroscience