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 . . .


Sevval Aydogan

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
Major: Economics


Hello everyone! My name is Sevval Aydogan. I was born and lived majority of my life in Istanbul, Turkey. I live in Plano and graduated from Plano Senior High School. Here at UTD, I am majoring in Economics. Since I am from Turkey, Turkish is my native language, I can also speak in German, and I’ve started learning Spanish and American Sign Language. Playing piano, traveling, reading (especially dystopias and George Orwell is my favorite author) and visiting art galleries (especially to see Frida Kahlo’s and Rene Magritte’s artworks) are my favorite activities to do in my free time. I love volunteering so I try to go to North Texas Food Bank to volunteer as much as I can. I am also currently a member of "Unicef at UTD”. I adore people who are open-minded and productive and in college it’s my goal to be one of those people. Whoosh!


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.