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Alexandria Lester

Biology/Pre-Dental

Biography

Name: Alexandria Lester

Major: Microbiology/Pre-Dental Track

Minor: Portuguese

Hometown: Memphis, TN

Describe the university of Tennessee in one word: Home

What excites you the most about being a Peer Mentor? I love meeting new people and being able to befriend/help them transition to college life!

Why do you think FYS 101 courses are important? FYS 101 courses are important because it not only teaches new students about resources around campus, but it also allows students to connect with each other on similar issues, hobbies, or even majors.

What is your favorite activity to do in Knoxville? Going hiking/exploring with friends or volunteering at Beardsley Farms!

What is your go-to snack food? Fruit and/or almonds for sure

Give your best piece of advice for first-year students: Make sure to get your studies done, but also make the most of your memories because time flies by quickly. :)