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Abby Fish

Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Biography

Hometown:

Morristown, TN

What is your favorite part about being a Peer Mentor?

My favorite part about being a peer mentor is being able to make connections with students from different backgrounds and getting to know them on a personal level.

What is your advice for First-Year Students?

Keep everything in perspective. Good grades are important, but student success reaches far beyond academic success. It is easy to get wrapped up in the moment and only see the here and now. At the end of day, there are other things worth achieving than good grades. Reach out to others, make an impact in someone's life, and the rewards will be endless.

What is your favorite annual event on campus and why?

Homecoming. I love all the events and being able to participate in the parade as a peer mentor.

Describe the color orange: 

The energy of red and the happiness of yellow

Where would you spend your last five dollars on the strip?

Mellow Mushroom

Best dining location on campus?

Mellow Mushroom

Would you rather take a picture with live smokey or the costumed smokey mascot?

Live Smokey

Pro tip for surviving your first year at UT?

Study hard, carry an umbrella, and drink lots of water.

What notable alum would you want to be your Peer Mentor?

Peyton Manning

If you had unlimited dining dollars, where would you spend them?

Steak 'n Shake (buying milkshakes)

What is your favorite place on campus?

The third floor of Hodges library

Would you rather...Hike the hill to class or  Go to the AG campus for class?

Hike the hill to go to class

Describe being a Peer Mentor in 5 words or less:

Having each other's backs.