Philosophy Pre-Grad Intern Daniel Munoz

Daniel MunozDaniel was awarded the Hibbs Scholarship in philosophy. "I have to give IE much of the credit," notes Daniel. "Without IE, I wouldn't have become so integrated into the philosophy department or so eager to study. IE was an eye-opening experience-for the first time in my life, I was seriously thinking about what would happen after graduation, and it was clear how much work I had to do to get into graduate school. Since then, I've been awarded a Hibbs Scholarship, gotten my GPA up, and laid out a plan for grad school applications this fall. In addition, through an IE Travel Grant my mentor and I were able to attend the "Toward a Science of Consciousness" conference, where I met Dr. Dave Chalmers, a distinguished philosophy professor and Director of the Centre for Consciousness at the Australian National University. What more could a guy ask for?"

In the words of David Sosa, chair of UT's Philosophy Department, "Daniel is a great example of an intellectual entrepreneur. He's totally engaged, super smart, and deeply invested in his own intellectual development-he's likely our very best undergraduate student. We're grateful for the support provided by the IE program."

Watch Daniel's IE video

Read what Daniel's graduate student mentor Keith Turausky wrote about the conference and how it introduced Daniel to the field of Consciousness.