Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Student Spotlight: Ehsan Jafari

Name:  Ehsan Jafari Hometown:  Kerman, Iran Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant Hobbies: Hiking, biking, traveling, reading Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed my undergraduate studies at University of Kerman, Iran in 2007 and received my Master’s degree from University of Tehran, Iran 2010, both in Electrical …


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Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Student Spotlight: Rachel Hure

Name:  Rachel Hure Hometown:  San Luis Obispo, California Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Amit Bhasin Hobbies: I enjoy playing intramural soccer and volleyball with other engineering graduate students, as well as swimming in my free time. I also love getting involved on campus through organizations such as Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and …


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Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Student Spotlight: Venktesh Pandey

Name:  Venktesh Pandey Hometown:  Gonda, India Current position:  Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Boyles Hobbies: I have been picking up running long distances as a hobby.  Other than that I enjoy traveling, biking, and meeting new people while volunteering for different activities in and around the campus. Where were you before you came to pursue …


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Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Student Spotlight: Megan Hoklas

Name: Megan Hoklas Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas Current position:  EIT at HDR, Inc. Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy reading at local coffee shops, playing volleyball and flag football, and training for the Austin Half Marathon in February. Recent News: Selected for the Dr. Naomi Ledé Award to the Outstanding Masters Student Where were you before you came to …


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Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Student Spotlight: Alice Chu

Name: Alice Chu Hometown: Cupertino, California Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Chandra Bhat Hobbies: Cycling, finding inspiration in modern architecture, traveling to new cities Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2015 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science from the …


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Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Student Spotlight: Kristie Chin

Name: Kristie Chin Hometown: Katy, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. C. Michael Walton Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing sand volleyball, cooking, and serving as President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter. At the TexITE Fall District Meeting in San Antonio, the organization was recently recognized as …


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Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Student Spotlight: Michael Levin

Name: Michael Levin Hometown:  Houston, Texas Current position: Graduate Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen D. Boyles Hobbies: Cooking/baking, flight simulator, piano Recent News: Named D-STOP’s 2014 Outstanding Student of the Year  Where were you before you came to pursue your graduate degree at UT? I completed a B.S. in Computer Science at UT Austin and immediately after joined the …


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