EPPS Student Blog

Wondering what it’s like at UT Dallas and EPPS? Check out what our student bloggers are saying.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions presented in these blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of EPPS or UT Dallas.

Meet Your Bloggers . . .


Audrey Cook

Hometown: Keller, Texas
Major: Public Affairs


My name is Audrey Cook, and I am a freshman, public affairs major here at UTD. I have many interests, but music, travel, and people are the things that inspire me the most. I really love singing along to a good song, I live for the feeling of getting on an airplane to go somewhere I've never been before, and I can't help but smile when I'm with someone I love in a place that I love. Writing is my favorite way of connecting with people, and I'm so excited to be a part of the EPPS Blogger community! Here's to a year of creativity and growth!


Sherin George

Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
Major: Political Science


Hi everyone! My name is Sherin George, and I was born and raised in Mesquite, Texas. I'm a first year CV student, as well as an AES Scholar and an enthusiastic member of Spanish Club here on campus. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and taking long walks, as well as spending time with friends and family. Though I haven't settled on a specific career yet, I hope to serve others in whatever capacity I can and be a positive force in my community, regardless of the path I pursue.


Ariana Hadden

Hometown: Garland, Texas
Major: Political Science


Hey Everybody! My name is Ariana Hadden. I was born and raised in Garland Texas, literally fifteen minutes from campus. I'm a sophomore political science major with the goal of going to law school. I want to specifically work with the Innocence Project and be the advocate for falsely convicted people. I'm currently a member of the John Marshall Pre-Law Society, and have participated on the Mediation Advocacy team. I enjoy attending concerts, playing intramural sports with my friends, and volunteering in my spare time. I also really love horror movies and doing fun activities with my friends such as playing paintball, going to escape rooms, and playing heavy board games!


Maddie Keith

Hometown: Garland, Texas
Major: Political Science


Hi Everyone! My name is Maddie Keith and I'm a freshman here at UTD currently majoring in Political Science. I was born here in Dallas and graduated from Garland High School(Gig 'Em Owls!) so I am a very proud Texan. I love to write, I'm a huge reader and generally just a huge nerd, but I also love playing sports and spending time outdoors hiking or rock climbing. I'm a musician(Piano and violin) and I love just about every genre of music out there so I would happily have a 2 hour conversation with you about different songs and artists. I haven't quite nailed down a career path yet but, whatever I do, I'd like to effect people's lives for the better, and I think words are a powerful way to do that so I'm excited to share my thoughts and ideas with anyone willing to listen.


Amy Nguyen

Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Political Science


Hello everyone! I am Amy Nguyen, and I'm from Dallas, Texas. I am a world traveler because of my love for different cultures, languages, and foreign cuisines. In my spare time, I love writing, reading, working out, eating new foods, and spending time with family and friends. I am an AES Scholar and a political science major here, at UTD, and I hope to go to law school after graduating. I aspire to be someone who makes a difference in the world and in people's lives. Whoosh!


Brennan Stout

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Geospatial Information Sciences


Hello all, I'm Brennan Stout, a freshman studying GIS, or Geospatial Information Sciences basically maps and computers. I hail from Houston, but am originally from North Carolina. As for my interests, simply put I’m a nerd. Video games, D&D, and lots of books you name it. I am an active member of both the UTD Tabletop and Philosophy clubs. Writing is something I enjoy, and if it helps a few of you avoid the pot holes I feel in read away. And with that I bid you adieu.