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Jing (Jocelyn) Li, Team Leader

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Ada Fischer

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  Ada is a native Austinite, is a senior at UT, graduating in December 2005. Her major is sociology, with a minor in government. For PREC, she was a member of the Data Team, with the duties of entering and checking assigned data. She has since moved on to other aspects of data management such as variable-linking and data quality control. In her spare time, Ada enjoys swimming, playing with her cats, and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to my final semester at UT and participating in such endeavors as PREC and the student organization SADA, (Student Advocates for Deaf Awareness), a subject particularly dear to her, since both of her parents are deaf. After graduating she plans to enter the workforce in order to acquire some real-world experience before returning to school to pursue my master's degree, most likely in sociology.  

Connie Swanson

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  Movie that best represents personality: The Incredibles. Quote you might hear me say:  Never take a failure to your heart or a success to your head. When I'm not researching missionaries I'm: studying for the LSAT. Loaded in my Ipod: "Gold Diggers" by Kayne West  

Gelareh Nekouei-Yazdi

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  And my endeared quotation is : "The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens" Bahaullah.  

Tuyen Le

  Tuyen Le was once an aimless, wide-eyed academic wanderer with biologic leanings. Growing weary of the minutiae of chromosomes and molecules, she began straying further and further away from the laboratory. Then one day she found geography (which shouldn't have been nearly as hard as it was, seeing as how the geography building is literally across the street from the biology labs at the University of Texas), and was all the better for it. She is interested in the economic, psychological, and emotional factors that connect humans to the often-nebulous concepts of "nature" and "place." She aspires to one day acquire her Ph.D. in geography. Her heroes include Leonardo da Vinci, Siddhartha Gautama, and her impossibly strong-willed parents. She enjoys ethnobotany, classical ballet, alliteration, layman's historical linguistics, laughing, and trying not to be a complete music snob. Tuyen Le  

Mao Hui Zhoa

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Louise Burgher

I'm a Native Texan, and grew up in Fort Worth. I graduated with high honors from UT in May 2007 with a BA in Plan II and Spanish and a minor in Philosophy. I enjoy traveling, reading, and doing things outdoors- backpacking, climbing, running. I'll be spending my fall in Morocco and hope to go to graduate school when I return. Probably in something like developmental studies or international human rights.

Olga Levario  

Daisy Fuentes


Feng Yuen


Isao Takei


Wanfu Wu


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