Frederic Traylor

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Current Major: Sociology
Expected Graduation Date: December 2018

Activities and Achievements

  • Facilities Management Sustainability Intern
  • Phi Kappa Phi Member
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity President
  • Hillel
  • Sociology Club

Deciding on my major

I have always been interested in why people do what they do and how we can make the world a better place to live, so sociology seemed perfect.

My EPPS Success

I would say that getting to know the people within EPPS has been the key to my success at UT Dallas. Because the school is so small, it isn't rare to have the same professor more than once. (I've even had a few professors for three classes.) Even better is having the same classmates for multiple classes, and having them become some of your best friends.

Plans for the Future

I'm currently fast-tracking into the MS in Social Data Analytics and Research program in EPPS. After that, I plan to either work for a social data firm or go on to earn a PhD.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Don't be afraid to ask for help, especially from your professors. The students, faculty, and staff are all friendly and want to help you.