First-Year Leaders

Alejandro Chinchilla
Junior from Austin, Texas
Major: Accounting

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?

What do you like about UT Dallas?

The faculty and staff really care about students and easily available to talk to

List some clubs and organizations you are or have been involved in at UT Dallas.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Orientation Team Mentor, UTD Rugby Club, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Student Government Senator, Ultimate Frisbee Club

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

Going to the regional tournament for rugby in Nebraska

What did you learn about college life that you didn’t know before?

There are many outlets available on campus that you can turn to which help with classwork, internships, and networking for the future.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Sit back, relax and watch some Netflix

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

My Rhet 1101 class helped me out tremendously with some struggles that I faced my freshmen year. I hope to help students resolve their problems just like my Rhet 1101 professor advised me.

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

Apply to be an OTM

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Don’t be afraid to meet new people


Updated: August 15, 2012