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Sammy Kady

  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Hometown: Johnson City, TN
  • Graduation Year: 2023
  • E-mail: skady@vols.utk.edu

Ambassador Profile

Hi y'all, welcome to Rocky Top!

My name is Sammy Kady and I am a junior studying Chemical Engineering with a biomolecular concentration. I was born and raised in Johnson City, TN which is only about an hour and half car ride away, so I've been always been around UTK for all the numerous athletic, educational, and social events growing up. Although I spent my freshman year at ETSU, I have always known I wanted to become an engineer, so it was an easy decision to transfer to UTK. Personally, I enjoy staying active by playing sports and hiking, cooking, and exploring everything East Tennessee has on offer.

During high school, I knew I wanted to become an engineer, and after reaching out to some ambassadors and researching the many different disciplines offered here, I had my sights set on Chemical Engineering. Unfortunately, this decision came too late in my senior year of high school, and I attended my hometown college of ETSU. Nonetheless, I feel like UTK has made it easy for me transferring in. Upon moving to Knoxville, I immediately noticed how diverse the community is, the endless opportunities on offer, and of course that southern hospitality. Although the pandemic put a dent in my sophomore year, the connections I have made have not been hindered. 

On campus, I am a tutor for the Academic Success Center, in which I tutor EF, chemistry, and calculus courses. I also am a member of AIChE, the student society for chemical engineers, I am a new club member of Engineers Without Borders, and am active in the Muslim Student Association. Although it seems like a full plate, being involved with different groups has allowed me to form strong bonds with a wide range of people. I hope to be able to explore research opportunities and ultimately land a Co-op or internship at this semester's Engineering Expo to gain vital professional experience first hand. 

College is a big step in life, but it should be cherished because it truly is enjoyable, however intimidating it may seem. I hope you see UTK for the amazing college it is, and make the decision to become a Vol. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. Go Vols!



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