“Hey y’all,” is most likely how junior Thomas (Tommy) Hessel began some kind of public message that you may have seen. Born and raised in Dallas, TX (actually born in Plano), Tommy enjoys dsg, rowing/lacrosse, TA-ing CS 101, 3D printing, guitar/piano, comma-separated lists, and fishing, even though he hasn’t been able to use his fly fishing gear this semester. Tommy’s studies include one week of pre-med classes and another semester of Econ, before he fittingly settled on a Computer Science major with an Energy & Environment certificate and Econ minor. You can find Tommy in WU, Div stacks, LSRC, and 1st floor Perkins where he is always eager to meet new people (part of the reason he goes by the more approachable: “Tommy”) and chat about anything from the academic domains of the WSJ/ MIT Tech Review articles, campus housing, and I.T. resources all the way to the less academic domains of Minnesota Vikings football, newest releases of GOT or David Attenborough series, and literally anything on YouTube.