Tamara Sakaji

Who are you?

Name: Tamara Sakaji

Major: electrical engineering

Minors/Certificates: math minor

Year: junior

Hometown: Amman, Jordan & Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?

Manage your time and don’t turn any opportunities down because you believe you won’t be able to do it.

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?

I’m a group leader for Walk It Out

How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?

I’m a teaching assistant for electrical circuits, a lead tutor for Engineering Tutoring at the Student Development and an engineering student ambassador. I love hiking, ice skating

Is there something else you'd like to tell us about yourself?

I’m an international student, so this whole experience for me has been a once in a lifetime experience. The transition wasn’t easy, but being a part of the engineering community definitely made it easier and better.

What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?

My favorite thing here is how friendly, nice and welcoming everyone always is. It makes it.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Mark Andersland. The passion he shows towards his students and towards them learning is very motivating and inspirational What has been your favorite course? Engineering Math IV and circuits What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa? Meeting with friends and doing all sorts of fun spontaneous activities with the resources available to us on campus (& off campus)