Tomi Salami

Name: Tomi Salami

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Year: Junior
Academic Major(s): Industrial Engineering

What is your favorite Mizzou memory?

My favorite Mizzou memory is studying for a very important calculus 1 exam my freshman year. I know it may not seem like a great memory but me and 3 of my friends studied together for 3 days nonstop. Even though it was a terrible 3 days, in the end we all ended up getting 90’s or higher on the exam. Studying sucks more than anything but nothing is as rewarding as getting a good grade on an exam you studied your butt off for, especially when the people you studied with also get good scores.

Who would you say is/are your role model(s)? Why?

My cousins because when I first moved to America, they really helped me acclimate to a different culture while also showing me a work etiquette that I had never seen before.

What is your favorite spot on campus? Why?

The student center because you can see all your old friends and it’s a great place to study.

If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?

If I could do anything with my life, I would just want to make sure that I am able to help all my friends and family succeed. I believe that the people who you struggled with in the past should be there succeeding with you in the future.

What brought you to Mizzou?

I grew up in St. Louis so when I moved to San Antonio, I knew that I wanted to eventually come back to the Show Me State. When I was applying, Mizzou wasn’t my dream school but as it was a school that I had always had interest in. But as it was time to make a final decision, I was torn between Mizzou and 2 others schools. In the end, I choose Mizzou because I had grown up being a Tiger so and it felt like home.