Kathryn Hall



Major: Mechanical Engineering

Class of: 2019

Hometown: Portland, Texas

Why did you choose mechanical engineering? 
All of my life I have been a builder and problem solver. I loved creating Rube Goldberg projects all over my house as a child. Later on in life I got to take mechanical physics classes and hands on labs which quickly became my favorite learning experiences in both high school and my freshman year of college.  

Why did you choose Texas A&M University? 
My entire family went to Texas A&M. I visited the campus quite often while my sister studied Engineering during my high school years. I fell in love with the campus, traditions and Aggie spirit just like my parents, sister and cousins.

What was the best part of your experience in the Texas A&M MEEN department? 
I have greatly enjoyed the faculty I met in this program. I have gotten to know them very well and I still keep in contact with my previous professors. The people working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University make college feel like a small community and they truly care about your life.

Why did you become a MEEN Ambassador? 
I wanted to show women that they can do anything they set their minds to. I grew up with the ability to do whatever I desired and chose this major because of my love for it. If mechanical engineering is someone’s dream, I want to make sure they have all the information and support they need to succeed in this department.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming MEEN students, what would it be? 
Get to know your professors and advisors. They have their jobs because they want to help you succeed in college and life.

What organizations are you a part of or have you been a part of? Have you or do you currently hold an officer position? 
I am currently serving as the Service Chair for Phi Eta Sigma, one of Texas A&M’s Honor Societies.  I am also a member of MEEN Girls and a volunteer at BUILD, an organization that builds portable hospitals for underprivileged countries. I have recently become the Vice President and Co-founder of the Texas A&M Juggling Club.

Are you a transfer student? Did you participate in the entry to major process? 
No, however I did participate in the entry to a major process after my freshman year.