Meet More of the Class of 2022

Ashlyn Anderson

Since she can remember, freshman Ashlyn Anderson has been the cook in her family.

Pursuing her passion for food, Anderson has volunteered to cook nutritious food for cancer patients, and she comes to UT with the hope of pursing a degree in food science and finding more ways to make a difference in the world.

Read ore about Anderson on the UT News website.

Caitlyn Priester

Caitlin Priester loves a good challenge.

As a child, when her family finally let her get a dog, she picked a cantankerous shelter hound who disliked most other dogs and people but came to love her unconditionally.

As a fifth grader, when her parents finally let her take riding lessons, she volunteered to train a horse “that nobody wanted to touch because he was so ornery.” Today, she said, that horse is beloved by barn patrons.

Priester’s next challenge: starting classes at UT.

Read more about Priester on the UT News website.

Kinley Koontz

Four years ago, UT freshman Kinley Koontz founded the Garden Project, a nonprofit that nurtures at-risk schoolchildren through the visual and performing arts.

Now, as an entrepreneurial college student, Koontz is planting her roots at UT with plans to grow the Garden Project while pursuing a degree in engineering.

Read more about Koontz on the UT News website.

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