- MAJOR: Civil Engineering
- COLLEGE: City College
- BORN: New York
- PARENTS BORN: China (“I come from a
very long line of farmers.”)
Really good at: A bridge-building competition in middle school hooked Nicole on civil engineering: “I chose Brooklyn Tech because it had the civil engineering major.”
Claim to fame: A very loud voice when needed: “We survey in the park, and it’s fun to see people’s reaction when I ask them from one hundred feet away to hold the rod still.”
Best summer: Nicole, who uses the pronouns they/them, got an internship with Turner Construction through an Alumni Foundation notice. Visiting skyscraper construction sites, they’d see the skyline from up high and think, “So this is New York. This is what I want to do.”
Extracurriculars: “A lot of students joined as many clubs as possible to look good for colleges but I only volunteered and joined the clubs I genuinely cared about. Volunteering is supposed to be out of the goodness of your heart: it is giving.” Nicole was co-president of a book club and vice president of the school’s ASCE chapter.
Challenge: “It’s lonely, being one of the few girls in this major: We are all strong. I don’t think it’s fair when people say, ‘You were born this way so you should do XYZ’.”
Tech gave me: “It cemented my self
It’s lonely, being one of the few girls in this major: We are all strong. I don’t think it’s fair when people say, ‘You were born this way so you should do XYZ’.
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