When we first profiled Jatara Wise ’12 in March 2011, he was a Scientist In Training, specifically, a doctoral candidate in soil and crop sciences. Today, he’s an Environmental Scientist in Shell Oil’s Projects and Technology group, managing important research projects and traveling the world to collaborate with colleagues.
Anne Marie Freeman ’15 wasn’t born in Texas, but she got here as soon as she could--which, as it turned out, was in plenty of time.
When current MSC OPAS Chair Alexandra Dunn '14, arrived on campus as a freshman from Orange, Texas, she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the performing arts.
Tyler Smith ‘13/’15 has sung for both former Presidents Bush. He’s sung in London, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Beijing, and Shanghai. He even attended a Yell Practice on the Great Wall of China.
Trey Bodwin ’13, a communications major from Dallas, has his sights set on being a company spokesperson someday. He says he wants to be the person that can be counted on to calm the waters during a crisis. He certainly displays the skills and qualities one would expect to see in a spokesperson.
Student Body President Reid Joseph ’14 didn’t grow up in Texas, but he got back here as quickly as he could. We say back, because although he was raised in Springdale, Arkansas, he was born in the Lone Star State. To the Aggie War Hymn, no less.
Will Brooke ’14, a Biology major from Austin, was apprehensive about applying to be MSC President. He knew the position would be a huge time commitment and the duties would challenge him in ways he’d never experienced before.
Analicia Elizalde '13 doesn’t stick to the road most traveled. As a matter of fact, she’ll be the first to tell you her college experience was far from traditional.
She is poised and articulate, a woman confident in her strengths and abilities. Slated to graduate this May, she knows where she wants to go in life and feels more than equipped to get there. Yes, Jasmine Bailey ’13 has changed quite a bit since she first arrived at Texas A&M.
“I played baseball all the way through high school,” says Thaddeus Smith ’14, “knew I wanted to be involved with the sport all my life. Then I got cut from the team my senior year and realized I just wasn’t good enough to play professionally.”
Sound like the death of a dream? Far from it.