Hello Tennessee TSA! My name is Odelia Kneiser, and I am thrilled to serve as your 2023-2024 state Vice President. I am a junior at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
I was introduced to TSA as a fourth grade student, and immediately knew that it was an organization I wanted to be a part of. After two long years of waiting, I finally joined TSA in the sixth grade, and I couldn't be more grateful for the experiences that have followed. Through TSA, I've met countless incredible individuals and some of my closest friends. I've explored my journey through STEM in events like Photographic Technology and Geospatial Technology that allow me to integrate my analytical and creative sides. I truly hope that throughout my term, I am able to help members enjoy the TSA experience in its entirety.
Outside of TSA, you can find me on the track as captain of Oak Ridge High School's cross country and track teams, going on hikes with the LITTERally Green Project, spending too much money at Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, or digging through clothes at my favorite thrift stores.
This year, I look forward to increasing connections between Tennessee TSA and local colleges, industries, and trade schools to increase funding opportunities for individual chapters, as well as provide access to a new demographic of judges. In addition, I hope to use social media to increase connections between chapters across the state. I could not be more excited to see what this year holds with team 46!