Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Future Plans: Earn a doctorate in chemistry
TJ Pinedo enjoys the University of Illinois Springfield because of the high-quality campus facilities. “The (student) union is a great place to spend time hanging out with friends or just studying. I also enjoy working out and training at TRAC,'' he said. Pinedo is a member of Capital Scholars Honor Program, Christian Student Fellowship and karate with Campus Rec
, and recently joined the Community Garden Club. When asked why he chose UIS, he said, because of the scholarship opportunity and small class sizes. Following graduation from UIS, he plans to earn a doctorate in chemistry.
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