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Henriquez, Nathalia

Civil Engineering

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

I am interested in either research or entrepreneurship for the first year. Truthfully, I am not a big fan of research. But I feel this would be an excellent way to help build and nurture a relationship with a faculty member who can serve as a mentor. I would like to learn from someone with such experience and knowledge in the field. I am also interested in entrepreneurship because I hope to start and own my personal business in the future. What better way to learn and acquire these skills than now?

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

During my second year, I hope to go into the area of service. I have always been passionate about helping others and having an impact on the community I live in. I have volunteered at community health fairs, hospitals, habitat for humanity trips, and other events. It would be a great pleasure to spend my last year in college giving back and having a positive effect on the lives of others.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

Engineering Co-op & Career Services Peer Assistant, ASCE, Concrete Canoe, Alpha Omega Epsilon.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

I am part of a student organization called Concrete Canoe in which we design and construct a canoe made out of concrete. This is an amazing way to get involved and see how the lessons you learn in class are applied to real world application. Throughout this year I was able to see the evolution of different mixes being tested to the winning mix being poured onto a mold and then having a canoe to decorate and race on competition day. Fortunately, all of this hard work paid off and our team placed 1st at regionals and is heading to nationals next month.