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Audrey Gozali Named New Face of Civil Engineering

From Santa Clara to Buenos Aires, Audrey Gozali's passion for civil engineering has no boundaries. She was recently named one of ten New Faces of Civil Engineering by ASCE for her many accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. As an engineer, Audrey hopes to provide universal access to clean drinking water and empower young women and minorities in her field. Congratulations, Audrey!

Senior Audrey Gozali '18 has been named one of ten 2018 New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This program recognizes student civil engineers for their academic accomplishments and commitment to serving others. One New Faces of Civil Engineering honoree will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

"Each of the New Faces of Civil Engineering, Collegiate Edition displays a passion and dedication for the civil engineering profession through their studies and extracurricular activities. They are the role models that the next generation of civil engineers will look up to," says Kristina Swallow, P.E., President of ASCE.

Gozali's parents immigrated to the U.S. from Indonesia and throughout her life her family made several visits to the port city where her parents previously lived. During these visits, Gozali saw first-hand the effects of poor water quality. It was these visits that inspired her to become a civil engineer.

"I'm interested in developing processes to ensure drinking water for all," says Gozali. "I'm especially driven to help diversify civil engineering by helping empower young women and minorities. I think the future of our planet depends on creative solutions from a variety of people. Different backgrounds bring out the necessary innovative ideas, so I'm excited to see the field develop and advance."

As a student, Gozali is pursuing a minor in Spanish, is a Research Assistant for the Department of Civil Engineering, has held several internships, and has been involved in various civil engineering-focused programs and organizations, including SCU's ASCE Student Chapter, where she is the current President. 

In 2016, Gozali was selected for the Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship. She volunteered in Buenos Aires, Argentina working on a joint project between two non-governmental organizations. Through this unique opportunity, Gozali pursued her interest in civil engineering, as well as her passion for social justice. Following the Fellowship, she is partnering with The Buturi Project for her senior capstone project. The project will focus on implementing a rainwater catchment and purification system in the Makongoro Village of Tanzania.

To learn more about the Buturi Project or to donate, check out their GoFundMe page and Facebook Page.

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