Tomi Salami

Name: Tomi Salami

Hometown: San Antonio

Year: Junior

Academic Major(s): Industrial Engineering


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 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.

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.

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.