Spotlights

Search our spotlights to learn about our amazing students, alumni and new faculty.

Emma Lejeune

Starting in high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a future in math and science. However, it wasn’t until I really began thinking about applying to college at the end of junior year that I began... Read more

  • Hometown: Brookline, MA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stephanie Marble

I was born and raised in small town California. I absolutely love California but for college I wanted to experience something different. When choosing a school, I wanted a good engineering school, the... Read more

  • Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jacky Wang

I had lived in Taipei and Vancouver for 18 years when I decided to come to Cornell. I knew that I wanted a change from living in a large Asian-dominated city to a small town with diversity. Ithaca was... Read more

  • Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cresten Mansfeldt

Why did you choose Cornell? My professional answer is Cornell University has an incredible reputation in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, my adviser, Ruth Richardson, is a well... Read more

  • Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Blair Johnson

Why did you choose Cornell? When I visited, I found a good community among grad students and professors, great facilities and what seemed to me a good place to learn, but still have a fulfilling life... Read more

  • Hometown: Kingsville, MD
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
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AguaClara

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Megan Rotondo

Megan Rotondo chose Cornell because she wanted a solid engineering school. "Also, I really wanted a liberal arts school, so that if I decided that engineering wasn't for me, I could easily switch into... Read more

  • Hometown: Bristol, R.I.
  • Civil Engineering

Heather Reed

Heather Reed chose Cornell because she plans to go to graduate school and stay in academia. "Cornell is an amazing research school," she says. "There's a lot of great opportunities to get involved in... Read more

  • Hometown: East Taunton, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering

Jefferson King

Uprooted by the second Liberian Civil War, Jefferson King, Jr. moved from camp to camp in neighboring African countries before settling in Boston, where he finished his high school education. The... Read more

  • Hometown: Boston, Mass.
  • Civil Engineering

Andrea Bowring

Andrea Bowring chose Cornell Engineering for its university setting. "I wanted a great engineering school," she says, "but one that was contained in a full-service university so I could take classes... Read more

  • Hometown: Merion, Pa.
  • Materials Science and Engineering