Jonathan is a third 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.
Ruben Rico is a fourth year student from South Jordan, Utah. He plans to focus in structural and geotech when he reaches his technical electives at Cal Poly. Not only is he a first generation college student, but he is the first of his whole family to move out of state for school. He grew up playing many sports, and enjoying the outdoors in the Wasatch Mountains. When he is overwhelmed by school, he spends time playing soccer, hiking, body surfing in the ocean, camping, and if time permitting, escaping to the nearest snow to go sledding. After graduating, Ruben hopes to become a PE and live near some mountain ranges. Eventually, his plan is to move to Park City, Utah and build luxury homes and cabins.
Vanessa is orginally from Salinas, California. She hopes to work in the Bay area in the near future while also working on her Masters in Civil Engineering. A fun fact about her is that she has slightly different colored eyes; hazel and a darker brown. She enjoys the outdoors and all that San Luis Obispo has to offer like hiking or going to the beach.
Micki is a 3rd year Civil Engineering major from Juneau, Alaska. She is planning to focus in Geotechnical Engineering. In her free time she enjoys climbing mountains, surfing, skiing, and spending time outside. She also enjoys eating cheese sticks and wearing matching Tevas with Jessie. A fun fact about Micki is that although she is from Alaska, she is literally allergic to the cold.
Nathan is a second year hailing from El Dorado Hills, California. Outside of Cal Geo, he enjoys sailing and is heavily involved with instrumental music on campus, playing tuba and trombone. He is also a GeoWall team member and decided to study civil engineering out of interest in construction. In the summers he has worked as a summer camp counselor, leading canoeing trips and teaching about interaction with the natural world, all the while encouraging campers of all ages and backgrounds to study engineering.
Alex is a first-year graduate student from San Rafael, California. She will be getting her Masters with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering and is writing her thesis with Dr. Hanson about landfill gas emissions throughout California. Her dream job would be to work somewhere in the Bay Area and be able to spend lots of time outside. A fun fact about her is that she had been to all 50 states by the time she was a freshman in college.
Jessie is a third year student from Modesto, California. She is currently researching sensitive clays with Dr. Moss. After she finishes her bachelors degree, she wants to get her Masters in geotechnical engineering. When she isn't studying, you can find her out hiking, surfing or lounging in a hammock.