by Jon Cohen
Tami, whose full name is Sentagi Sestoya Utami, is a violin-playing pre-doctoral candidate in Architectural Acoustics. Tami is from Indonesia and her name translates into “a perfect chain of diamonds”. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to get her masters in Acoustic Physics at Brigham Young University, and received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from an “old, big” government-run university in Indonesia. She became an instructor there and is taking time off from work to pursue higher education. Tami has three children, ages 9, 7, and 7 weeks. For breakfast this morning she had rice with stir-fried vegetables and fried chicken.