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Meeting with Destiny

From Austin to Anchorage, New York City to Greece, Longhorns like Morgan are destined to change the world. But her journey at UT would not have been possible without the support of an alumna.

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Even though she was raised in a family of Texas A&M fans, Morgan Grosch, Plan II Honors and BBA ’21, was destined to be a Longhorn. Her first trip to The University of Texas at Austin was with her mother, who traveled to campus to defend her dissertation when she was eight months pregnant with Morgan.

Eighteen years later, Morgan came to the Forty Acres for a campus visit and never looked back. “I had the opportunity to sit in on some Plan II classes and was struck by the intelligent and engaged students, the small class size and the amazing professors,” she said. Plan II gave her the opportunity to pursue her interest in liberal arts while earning her bachelor’s in business administration. “The opportunity to do both was something that was unique to UT,” the Cedar Park native shared. And with the support of Daniel Neuhann, Ph.D. and Travis Johnson, Ph.D., two of her professors, Morgan uncovered her interest in world economies and will be finishing her Plan II thesis on the 2009 Greek financial crisis this spring.

“The best part of UT was the other students. They had different experiences than me, and made classes interesting and challenging — everything I thought they’d be when I first sat in during my college tour.”

TUIT Team

Morgan is a member of the Texas Undergraduate Investment team that teaches members about investing and financial modeling and offers a strong culture of mentorship.

TUIT Team

Morgan is a member of the Texas Undergraduate Investment team that teaches members about investing and financial modeling and offers a strong culture of mentorship.

“I’m so thankful to have received the Elizabeth Sauer President’s Scholarship. It allowed me to pursue my interests and passions and participate in internships during both the summer and the school year. Those internships really enhanced my learning experience.”

“I’m so thankful to have received the Elizabeth Sauer President’s Scholarship. It allowed me to pursue my interests and passions and participate in internships during both the summer and the school year. Those internships really enhanced my learning experience.”

Because she comes from a family with five siblings, Morgan’s time on the Forty Acres was only possible thanks to the support of a Longhorn alumna. “I’m so thankful to have received the Elizabeth Sauer President’s Scholarship. It allowed me to pursue my interests and passions and participate in internships during both the summer and the school year. Those internships really enhanced my learning experience.” And those opportunities would have not been available to me without the support of my scholarship.”

One of the internships also led to a job for Morgan. This fall she will be moving to New York City to work at Perella Weinberg Partners, a global financial services firm. Three years later she will continue her education at Harvard Law School, where she has already been admitted through the junior deferral program. 

Cycling Team

Past Texas 4000 team members and UT alumni help make this annual trip possible by offering support and places for cyclists to camp.

But before she goes to New York, Morgan has one more cross-country journey to make with her fellow Longhorns. She and other members of Texas 4000 will cycle from Austin to Anchorage to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

Whether it is in the classroom or the community, New York City or Anchorage, Morgan is leaving her mark on UT and beyond.

But before she goes to New York, Morgan has one more cross-country journey to make with her fellow Longhorns. She and other members of Texas 4000 will cycle from Austin to Anchorage to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

Whether it is in the classroom or the community, New York City or Anchorage, Morgan is leaving her mark on UT and beyond.

Cycling Team

Past Texas 4000 team members and UT alumni help make this annual trip possible by offering support and places for cyclists to camp.

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