Xavier Thomas '22
January 28, 2022
Program: Mechanical engineering, accelerated dual degree program
Hometown: Rockland, NY
Student Organizations: National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Men of Color, Honor and Ambition (MOCHA), Engineers of Color Creating Opportunities (ECCO)
Why did you choose engineering?
"I chose engineering to impact the field of interplanetary space travel."
After graduation, what are your career goals?
"I plan to work in space exploration/astronautical engineering."
Why is it important to have organizations like ECCO on college campuses? Can you share some examples of activities that take place?
"Organizations like ECCO provide a space where students of similar backgrounds can get together and have a sense of community. Some examples are; the ECCO Experience, ECCO on the Move, and ECCO Study Jams."
Favorite spot on RIT's campus: The Gym
Favorite music artist/band: Proper John