Office of Student Volunteerism
Student Services Building
Mon - Thurs, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB33
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
“The power to affect others through service is overwhelming. The feeling of seeing the other person smile due to one act of kindness is unmatched. The smiles made me love service and push me to keep giving back- now and forever.”
— Aakriti Gupta, OSV Leader
Monalisa joined the OSV in 2009 and holds a BA from Pepperdine University. Her most memorable volunteer experience was living simply in the mountains of Thailand, building a school and fish pond for Burmese Karen refugees.
Tiffany joined the OSV in September 2013 and holds a BA in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Her most memorable volunteer experience was working in a peer education program that assisted students with health and wellness, relationships, and stress management.
Mackenzie joined the OSV in October 2014 and holds a BA in psychology from Alma College in Great Lakes State of Michigan. Her most impactful volunteer experience was leading community garden construction projects in Sacramento, Fresno & San Joaquin, California.
Bogdan’s wish to join the OSV was fulfilled in spring 2013. He is a biochemistry major who wants to continue helping others by attending medical school after UTD. His most memorable volunteering experience was his New York Alternative Spring Break trip where he got the opportunity to teach middle school students financial and entrepreneurial skills. Fun Fact: Bogdan loves showing off his sensitive side by quoting Titanic.
Michael joined the OSV in November 2012. Michael is a public affairs major. His most memorable volunteer experience was with the Comet Service Coalition where he organized a tornado relief effort for the city of Lancaster. Fun Fact: Michael often delivers seemingly random, but often slightly topical, movie quotes.
Jacob joined the OSV in spring 2014. Jacob is a biology major, studying to attend pharmacy school. His most memorable volunteering experience was his Alternative Spring Break trip to Memphis, Tennessee where he helped several Memphis organizations with horticulture work. Fun Fact: When music is playing (and sometimes when it is not), he may be seen tapping his fingers or feet and occasionally tapping a whole drum set ensemble.
Always wanting to join the OSV, Aakriti’s aspirations were realized when she became a student leader in spring 2012. She is an electrical engineering major with a minor in economics. Her most fond volunteer experience has been starting an educational awareness program on female foeticide at a local hospital . Fun Fact: Aakriti loves the TV show “Glee” and is a true Gleek!
Peter joined the OSV in fall 2014. He is a sophomore double majoring in accounting and finance. His most memorable volunteer experience was helping the Galveston Bay Foundation complete their oyster reef project along with his Alternative Spring Break family. Fun fact: Peter loves fried chicken and will probably gain 15 lbs this semester from all of his fast food runs.
Zoey joined the OSV in September 2013. She is a mechanical engineering major with a minor in math. Her most memorable volunteer experience was her Alternative Spring Break trip to Washington D.C. where she worked with the homeless in different shelters and kitchens. Fun fact: Zoey loves photo bombing, so do not take a picture near her without watching your back.
After volunteering in the OSV office as an OSV Helper, Shankar officially joined the OSV Student Leadership team in spring 2014. He is a graduate student pursuing his master's degree in information technology and management. Shankar's most memorable volunteer experience was working as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Mamatha Trust - an Infosys Initative, designing the course curriculum for a public school in India. He met a lot of talented children and enjoyed teaching them math and English. Fun Fact: Shankar can wiggle both his ears and raise his eyebrows like Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock."
Dzung joined the OSV in November 2013. She is double majoring in accounting and finance. Her most memorable volunteer experience has been the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk where she helped raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Fun fact: Dzung loves traveling and discovering food from different cultures.