“Hey y’all,” is most likely how senior (still can’t believe I’m writing down the word “senior”) Thomas (Tommy) Hessel began some kind of conversation or message that you may have seen. Born and raised in Dallas, TX (actually born in Plano), Tommy enjoys dsg, TA-ing CS 101, rowing, 3D printing, guitar/piano, comma-separated lists, parentheses, and fishing, even though he hasn’t been able to use his fly fishing gear these past few semesters. 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, zoom rooms, 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 books on Bill Gates’ reading list, campus crowdfunding, student spaces, and I.T. resources all the way to Netflix’s Sex Education, anything narrarated by David Attenborough, and literally anything on YouTube.