Name: Kat Tekmenzhi
OSE Position: Social Media Mentor
What are you going to school for? I am attending school to earn a Radiologic Technologist Associate’s Degree. My dream is to become an X-Ray Technician.
What do you want to achieve as an Office of Student Engagement member this year? My goal is to give back to my community. The love and support I have received in the past 3 years as a TCC student has been uplifting. I intend to work with my team to provide that same support to the students of TCC.
What made you decide to become a TCC student? As a high school student I often felt unheard and stuck in my academic path. I joined Fresh Start in TCC to expand my knowledge and surround myself with students who worked hard for their education.
What advice do you have for new students starting at TCC this year? Develop friendships and connections to other students, and attend events/clubs. This may seem like a lot of work, but it will truly benefit you in the end. School can get tough, and going through it alone is even tougher.
What is one thing you want TCC students to know about you that you feel will help them understand you better? Life has thrown many challenges and roadblocks my way. I’ve had difficulty finding myself and who I want to be in this world. Becoming a part of the TCC community has brought the real me to life. I strongly encourage my peers to look deeper into what TCC has to offer. It isn’t just about taking classes. There is so much more. I’ve become stronger and confident as a woman, wife, student, and friend.
If you could be any character from a childhood fairytale, book, movie, or TV show; who would you be and why? I would be Dwight from “The Office” show. I have high levels of energy, enthusiasm, and drive for what I want.
You’re at a make-your-own sundae bar. Which toppings do you choose? Don’t hate... but I would choose a bunch of fruit and one small piece of brownie. I’m not a fan of sweets. Lol
If you could have any super power what would it be and why? I would like to fly. I realize this may be an obvious choice, but it’s also such a cool one! I would be able to avoid traffic every day!