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Graduating Seniors


To all our student workers who are graduating May 2020, we know this wasn't the way you had planned on finishing your last semester at Texas A&M, but we are so proud of this accomplishment you've achieved nonetheless. Thank you for everything you gave to the Academic Success Center and Undergraduate Studies units during your time of employment. 
                        

 

Shawn Alex

SI Leader and Biochemistry major


Favorite Aggie memory

Students in my Organic Chemistry I SI class holding a pizza party for me before I took the MCAT exam.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I hope to be a physician and hope to help others in a way meaningful to me.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Enjoy and explore further what you love.
 
 

Nick Barrio

SI Leader and Civil Engineering major


Favorite Aggie memory

The snow in December of 2017... a magical memory right before finals.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Helping others, in one form or another. Perhaps in engineering designing a new hospital, or even in education, teaching and coaching those back home in El Paso.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

In my first semester of college, my calculus professor once told us “he who asks is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask is a fool for life.” Everyone thinks being strong means showing no weakness. It’s okay to be weak sometimes; in fact, being strong IS being weak at times.
 
 
 

Carol Cox

SI Leader and Biomedical Sciences major
 

Favorite Aggie memory

On the night before finals started in the Fall of my sophomore year, it snowed. It was amazing to see students all around campus take a break from studying to have snowball fights and build snowmen. My roommate and I walked all over campus, pelting each other with snow and then had hot chocolate.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself as a pediatric physical therapist. I would like to work at a research hospital and help to develop new treatment techniques for children with disabilities.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Talk to the people around you in your classes. They are feeling just as nervous as you are, and who knows, they might become one of your best friends.
 
 


 

Madeleine Dardeau

SI Leader and Data Science major
 

Favorite Aggie memory

One of my favorite Aggie memories is my Ring Day. Getting my Aggie Ring gave me such a sense of accomplishment and pride, because all of my hard work had paid off. In addition, I will always be able to be identified as part of the Aggie family with such a beautiful piece of Aggie gold.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Throughout my time at Texas A&M University I have been able to continue my love for dance, in addition to finding a love for anatomy. In 10 years I hope to have a career that combines the two fields. I hope to be working at a university teaching anatomy to dance majors to increase the longevity of their dance careers.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

In about one blink of an eye you will go from being a freshman to a senior. Cherish every moment you have at A&M, because the time goes by quickly. Although there will be tough times throughout your undergraduate years, always remember that you are an Aggie and someone will always be there to help you. Always remember to study hard, there are plenty of great SI leaders and tutors that are here to help you!
 
 

Irene Johnson

Tutor and Chemical Engineering major


Favorite Aggie memory?

Climbing the trees on campus with my best friend.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Working as an engineer in Europe.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

It's not the work that will kill you. It's the procrastination. Don't do it. :)
 
 

Emerson Lout

SI Leader and Biomedical Sciences major
 

Favorite Aggie memory?

My favorite Aggie memory would be attending the football games throughout my time here. Those have always been very fun and I've loved getting to spend my time with my friends celebrating our (not so) great team.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I hope to be a practicing/near-practicing physician and starting my career in medicine.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Push yourself to succeed in all of the endeavors you pursue. It may be tiring, but you will be happy you did it later one. Also, find ways to expand your knowledge and experiences. Search for challenging ways to spend your time and seek out areas in our community that you can improve.
 
 

Stephanie Okezie

SI Leader and Biology major


Favorite Aggie memory?

My favorite memory was when it snowed during the week of finals my sophomore year. People were building snowmen and having snowball fights.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself completing my medical residency.


Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Exams will be difficult, but after every exam you take you’ll be better prepared for the next one.
 
 

Lindsey Paul

SI Leader and Biomedical Sciences major


Favorite Aggie memory?

Ring Day.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Done with graduate school and settled in a career in science.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Everyone has different paths to get to their individual destination; keep your focus on your path.
 
 

Valerie Payan

Administrative/Front Desk and Management Information Systems major
 

Favorite Aggie memory?

My favorite Aggie memory has to be when it snowed the day before finals back in December of 2017. My friends and I were cramming and stressing on campus for our final we had to take in less than 24 hours. When the first drop of snow came on campus we all immediately ran out the door for a "study break" and all was good in the world!


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I hope to grow out of my comfort zone and travel the world!
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Don't be afraid to ask questions. More than likely there are several other curious minds wondering the same thing!
 
 

Ranjith Rajendran

Tutor and Mechanical Engineering major


Favorite Aggie memory?

I have had so many amazing memories while being here at Texas A&M! Everything from making some of my closest friends to camping at Evans Library during finals weeks will be some of my most cherished memories! But if I had to choose one favorite Aggie memory, it would be getting my Medicinal Pellet Sorter project for Foundations of Engineering II (ENGR 112) to work correctly an hour before our final demonstration!
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Saying 'Yes' to all social plans and activities.


Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

The next four years of your life will shape the way you view and live life. Seek out new experiences and discover new passions throughout this journey. A dear professor once quoted Mark Twain to me "Twenty [Four] years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
 
 

Robyn C. Ramirez

SI Leader and Political Science major


Favorite Aggie memory?

My favorite aggie memory is celebrating Ring Day with my mom. It makes me very happy to know that I'm making her proud. It was also a great reminder that being a student at A&M meant that I was a part of something greater than myself.
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself working for some sort of NGO, advocacy group after getting a PhD. I plan to work towards the social and political equality of disadvantaged people.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

The years are going to fly by, so enjoy all the chaotic, fun, and stressful times. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Get to know yourself, peers, mentors, and professors. There's something all of them can teach you!
 
 

Allison Sanborn

SI Leader and Environmental Geosciences major


Favorite Aggie memory?

Standing in the student section at the football games and getting my Aggie ring!
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Happy and excited to do what I love!
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Don’t be afraid to try new things! Some of my greatest memories come from doing something different.
 
 

Savannah Short

SI Leader and Allied Health major


Favorite Aggie memory?

Aggie Ring Day
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Taking care of sweet kiddos as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Trust the process, enjoy the journey, and give yourself grace along the way!
 
 

Elyssa Stebbins

Administrative/Front Desk and Anthropology major


Favorite Aggie memory?

Aggie Ring day
 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Digging up dead people? Not in Texas?


Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

It's ok to not know what you want to do with your life. The major you're in now might not be what you graduate with. I started as a Forensics major and then found out I loved Anthropology at the end of my sophomore year.
 
 

Devyn Tilley

SI Leader and Psychological and Brain Sciences major


Favorite Aggie memory?

In January of 2019, I went on a study abroad in which my classmates and I lived on a boat, floating down the Amazon River for 10 days. It was one of the most thrilling things I'd done. I got to hold a caiman, take a selfie with an anaconda, feed wild squirrel monkeys, and so much more.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

It's weird to think about where I'll be in ten years at a time when I don't even know what the world will look like in ten weeks, but I dream that I'll be joyfully working as an occupational therapist to help others live their fullest lives and I dream that I'll have a huge garden filled with all kinds of flowers and fruits and vegetables.  Those I think are simple things to hope for: that I'll enjoy my chosen career and that I can continue fervently pursuing my hobbies.  Everything else will fall into place as time carries me forward, and I'm sure I have no idea the surprises in store for me.
 

Words of wisdom for the class of 2024

Take every opportunity you can. Apply for that job, organization, competition, or study abroad. A&M is a place full of opportunity and you'll get so much more out of your college experience and your life in general if you say yes and chase those opportunities.