First-Year Leaders

Sarah Ivy
Senior from Princeton, Texas
Major: Mathematics

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
It is close enough to home to visit whenever I want to, but far enough away that I can live on my own.

What do you like about UT Dallas?

The students here are diverse. I have learned a lot about difference cultures, religions, and perspectives.

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

WeTeach, Intramural Sports

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

Being a First Year Leader last year

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

It is one of the easiest places to make friends. Everyone is in the same stage of life and working towards the same goals, so it is easy to bond with those around you.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Hang out with my friends

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

I really enjoyed the class when I was a freshman, and I love sharing the knowledge I have gained while in college.

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

I should not have taken a 3 hour elective class on Friday afternoons.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Find out what you love to do and do it.


Updated: August 15, 2012