Hi Tennessee TSA! My name is Iris Li, and I am serving as your 2021-2022 State Treasurer. This year, I am a senior at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
My TSA journey started in 3rd grade when my sister joined TSA. I learned about the organization that would come to define my life for the next 9 years of my life. In sixth grade, I joined TSA and began to discover the large number of STEM related events that I would be interested in which lead to a passion for aerospace engineering. I also gained the confidence to pursue the leadership opportunities offered on various levels, serving as a chapter officer for multiple years and Membership Committee. I became a largely involved person in my school related to other STEM extracurricular activities, so when I am not in TSA, I might be at my school’s robotics team building a robot, practicing for Science Bowl, or planning for the next meeting at the Aerospace Engineering Club.
This year, my goal for TNTSA is to increase personal connections between the officer team and chapters throughout the state. Since last year's separation, I believe forming this connections is essential for the future of the organization we love. Once again, I am grateful for this opportunity to serve on this amazing state officer team, and I cannot wait to see what this year has to hold. I encourage you to also look into what TSA can do for you.