Jonathan is a fourth year student from Seattle, Washington. His favorite hobbies are hiking, losing at video games, and waterskiing. In addition to CalGeo, Jonathan has been involved with Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders. His favorite class he has taken so far has been Cultural Anthropology because it had good proportions of interesting and it was simple. Post college he hopes to work on a very large skyscraper that looks “legit”. A fun fact about Jonathan is that his favorite word is erinaceous, which means: similar to, or containing qualities of a hedgehog.
Jessie Morales is a fourth year student from Modesto, California. After she graduates, she plans on working in the geotech industry for a few years before attending graduate school for her masters. When she isn't studying, you can find her hiking, rock climbing or lounging in a hammock.
Yingyi Xu is a graduate student from Bakersfield, California. Continuing her 5th year at Cal Poly, she is pursing a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering through the 4+1 Blended Program. Before joining CalGeo, she was a Mix Captain for Concrete Canoe for the past two years. Besides being greatly involved in concrete and soil, she enjoys drawing, dancing, and admiring the great outdoors during hikes and spontaneous trips to the beach. Fun fact about her is that she has super long hair that she kept growing since the start of her college experience, and she won't cut it until after graduation.
Micki is in her 4th and final year of Civil Engineering. She is actually planning on focusing in transportation but still loves learning about Geotech! She is originally from Juneau, Alaska and hopes to work in a state with similar outdoor opportunities after graduation. In her free time she enjoys climbing mountains, skiing, fishing, and spending time outside. A fun fact about Micki is that although she is from Alaska, she is literally allergic to the cold.
Becky is a fourth year civil who loves plants and dirt. She's an avid volleyball player and is a referee for IM volleyball. Her favorite study spot is the fourth floor of the library and she drinks way too much coffee. She loves making new friends and experiencing new things, so don't be afraid to come up and talk to her!
Claire is in her second year of Civil Engineering at Cal Poly. She plans to focus in Geotechnical Engineering with a minor in Geology on the side. This stems from her interest in the great outdoors which came from summers spent at summer camp, going camping with her dad, and travelling the world with her mom. Claire lived her whole life in Easton, Maryland but was born in Modesto, California. She is looking forward to a year filled with rad adventures with CalGeo and the GeoWall project team!
Alex is a 2nd year Civil Engineer from San Jose, California. Though he has not yet decided which branch to focus on, he has enjoyed his experience in geotechnical engineering so far and loves what his major has to offer. Alex’s other social media experience includes managing a YouTube channel, Flash Domino, which has over 4,000 subscribers and features giant domino chains and Rube Goldberg Machines.