Music education Ph.D. candidate Travis Marcum picked up the guitar at 11 years old and learned his first Iron Maiden song. Since then, he has traded his electric guitar for a classical to influence young musicians in the Austin community.
Biochemistry doctoral student Amanda Vaughn balances her time between growing mutated rats, performing with her scientifically named shoegaze band Telomere, making zines and spending summers in China performing outreach for her research lab.
Brejae Washington knew she wanted to be a Longhorn immediately after watching the team compete in the 2006 Women’s College World Series. She said she idolized Texas pitcher Cat Osterman’s tenacity and energy.