FRESHMAN COHORT

Compassion

Josianne Alwardi 

Plan II/International Relations & Government
Allen, TX

I am a recent graduate of Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Over the course of my high school career, I competed in Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and DECA, sung in choir, and founded an ESL mentoring program to help students acclimate to Allen and improve their English. Outside of school, I served as the Institutional Chair on the City of Allen Census Committee, taught Sunday school every week, and tutored kids from around the world in English and math via Skype. At UT, I will be majoring in both Plan II and International Relations & Global Studies, and I look forward to learning Arabic in the nation’s best Arabic flagship program. I hope to use my time at UT to pursue my passion for international law and Middle Eastern politics, and I can’t wait to join the Dedman community, explore Austin, study abroad, and attend football games post COVID-19!