First-Year Leaders

Abdallah Chahine
Senior from Rowlett, Texas
Major: Biochemistry

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
It was fairly close to home and had a strong science department.

What do you like about UT Dallas?
The small campus and location

List some clubs and organizations you are or have been involved in at UT Dallas.
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Pi Delta Phi, UNICEF

What has been your favorite/best experience at UT Dallas so far?

Senior Carnival 2010

What did you learn about college life that you didn’t know before?
It is definitely not like any stereotype that exists. People don’t party or study all the time. It is still possible to maintain an active social life while maintaining a high GPA.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Watch TV

Why did you decide to become a First Year Leader (FYL)?

I wanted to be able to connect with the incoming freshmen on campus and get them excited about UTD!

Is there anything you wish you did during your freshman year that you didn’t?

Interacted more with my professors

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

The connections you make in school with professors and peers will help you in the future. Don’t be afraid to interact with others.


Updated: August 15, 2012