Hometown: Trezevant, Tennessee | Class: Junior | Major: Biomedical Engineering | Paid Experience: Two co-op rotations with Halyard Health in Alpharetta, Georgia
Pro-tip for Prospective Students:
“Go out and get involved in anything you could possibly get involved in. Don’t stay to yourself, because this university is really, really big and it’s always great to have friends, not just in your major, but friends all throughout campus. You never really know who you are going to meet along the way.”
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Who has been most influential for you at UT?
“Travis Griffin, Fred D. Brown Jr. Director of the Office of Engineering Diversity Programs, has been a huge support for me, especially being a person of color within STEM. I come from a very small town and he has always been in my corner, helping me get research opportunities and things like that. He has also helped me with classes and just calling me to check on me and making sure I’m doing well.”
Favorite thing about the college?
“I definitely like how the program is structured because if you’re a first–year student, it takes you through every major you can think of and helps you decide what you really want to do. A lot classes I start out with, I have friends in other classes as well. They do a great job of grouping you together especially since I’m in MABE, I have a lot of friends in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical—so all my friends aren’t just in Biomedical Engineering.”