• Land Development Services Internship
    • Description: In summer 2019, I interned with Kimley-Horn working in the area of land development services. This area involves more broad site planning and site development tasks, such as drainage and grading design. I worked on a variety of  public and private projects to prepare plan sets in AutoCAD, communicate with clients and planning departments, and learn storm water management design techniques.
    • Relation to GC focus: This work relates to the GC focus because it allowed me to see the real-world attempts to find unique solutions the the restoring and improving urban infrastructure challenge. Site development deals with infrastructure because it involves developing the whole site where the building will be built. I worked in a small office, giving me the chance to take larger roles on projects.
    • Supervisor/Instructor name: Andrew Taylor
    • Dates: May-August 2019
    • Total hours: 40 hours per week
  • Duke Engineers for International Development (DEID) Co President 
    • Description: I served as co-president for DEID, an organization I have been part of since freshman year. Me and the other co-president led the student organization as a whole and a team of 12 students on the executive team. We had weekly meetings where we not only discussed about the projects DEID does in the summer, but also ways we could do more as a group on campus. Our on campus activities include cultural and technical workshops, service days, and fundraisers.
    • Relation to GC focus: This is related to my GC focus because I had the opportunity to lead a group of students who are passionate about improving urban infrastructure around the world. The projects DEID does include water/sanitation, bridge and building construction and more. All of the projects are community driven and student-led, grown out of partnerships with different communities around the world. The goals of the projects are to create sustainable development solutions with the communities. As a leader of this group, I not only got to help students carry out these projects, but also help drive the club to keep improving in terms of on-campus activities, ethical engagement and club organizational aspects.
    • Supervisor/Instructor name: David Schaad
    • Dates: Spring 2019-Spring 2020
    • Total hours: About 4 hours per week (weekly meetings with exec team)