The CEE Department has several dedicated juniors and seniors that assist the department with recruiting events such as the College of Engineering Open House, Admissions weekends and individual campus visits by prospective students. They also attend events such as the Alumni Board meetings throughout the year as representatives of the department. These ambassadors play a vital role in the promotion of the CEE department at Virginia Tech. They also assist in creating promotional materials for overall department outreach and alumni events.
Ambassadors are selected through an application process each spring. For more information about becoming an ambassador, email Kara Lattimer.
Sarah Ahmed is from Fairfax, VA. Outside of school, she enjoys running and being active. She also loves spending time with her friends and doing fun activities with them. She is interested in Land Development and Structural Engineering, focusing on sustainability. After graduation, she would like to get her Master’s degree, become a professional engineer and get a job at a civil engineering firm with something related to creating sustainable infrastructure. Her favorite part about being a Hokie is being able to meet all the amazing fellow Hokies at this school. While being at this at VT, she has met some amazing people.
Paul DeBole is a senior from Cranford, NJ. Outside of school, he enjoys running, climbing, and going out with friends. He is interested in Water Resources and is pursuing an Accelerated Master’s in EWR from VT. After graduation, he would like to work as a researcher or a consultant. His favorite thing about being a Hokie is the emphasis on community and service.
Morgan Douglass is from Crofton, Maryland. She has not settled on one discipline but she is interested in construction management, land development, and structural engineering. After graduating, Morgan would like to get her PE and go to graduate school. Outside of classes, Morgan is a member of ASCE and Steel Bridge. She enjoys working out, reading, and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite thing about being a Hokie is jumping to Enter Sandman in Lane Stadium!
Tommy Frank is from Silver Spring, Maryland. His discipline within civil is structural engineering and he hopes to work on skyscrapers one day. Outside of CEE, he enjoys photography and going to the gym. His favorite thing about being a Hokie is jumping to Enter Sandman.
AJ Joseph is a senior from McLean, Virginia focusing in transportation engineering. Outside of class he drives buses for Blacksburg Transit, plays saxophone in the Marching Virginians and Pep Band, and loves hiking and exploring hidden corners of campus with friends. After graduation, AJ will be pursuing a master’s degree in transportation engineering and hopes to work in public transit planning and operations. His favorite thing about being a Hokie is how passionate everybody is about what they do.
Jason Knoll is from Lebanon Township, New Jersey, he enjoys being outdoors whether it be going for a run, fishing, or skiing. He also enjoys spending time with his friends, usually fishing, or going for hikes. Jason is interested in the Construction side of Civil. After graduation he hopes to attend Navy OCS and become a Naval Officer. His favorite part about being a Hokie is the comradery around campus on game days.
Katryna Kosnik is from New Jersey, and is a junior in CEE. She plans to focus on environmental engineering or coastal engineering, studying or researching abroad, and possibly getting her masters. Some things she enjoys outside of class are playing and making music, skateboarding with my dog and friends, and a lot of cooking!
Morgan Magistro is from Long Valley, New Jersey. She hasn’t settled on a specific area, but she would like to explore land development and structures. Outside of classes she does intramural sports, skiing, hiking, and painting. After graduation she would like to earn her PE and work at a design firm. She loves being a Hokie because there is nothing like jumping to Enter Sandman in Lane Stadium!
Sarah Paz is from Ellicott City, MD and is a junior in civil engineering. Sarah is interested in environmental and water resources engineering. She eventually wants to pursue a graduate degree in civil engineering. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, thrifting, and jogging.
Adelai Silberberg is from Virginia Beach, VA and outside of classes she is the athletics officer for the sorority Alpha Omega Epsilon and the Vice President of the Scuba Club at VT. She loves playing intramural sports and just being outside with friends. Adelai hasn't specifically decided her discipline but she is in between construction management and transportation. After graduation she plans on working towards obtaining her PE and potentially getting a masters. Adelai loves being a Hokie because it has opened so many doors of new opportunities for her!
Johnny Stern is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA. He is interested in transportation and plans to pursue a master’s degree at Virginia Tech. Outside of class and studying, he enjoys strolling or hiking around Blacksburg, including on the Huckleberry Trail and at Pandapas Pond. He is also a dedicated solver of crossword puzzles and other word games. A neat fact is that last year, he was part of the ASCE field trip to the Hokie Stone quarry!
Anna Walter is a rising senior from Waxhaw, North Carolina. Her discipline within Civil is Structures. After graduating, she looks forward to gaining her PE and working for a global company focused on designing environmentally friendly and safer structures. Outside of class, she enjoys running, cooking, and watching sitcoms. A fun fact about Anna is that she is pursuing a minor in Chinese studies and had the opportunity to take Arabic classes at Tech as well.
Ricky Wohlrab is a senior from Freehold, New Jersey. He is focusing in structural engineering and is co-captain of the Steel Bridge Design Team at Virginia Tech. Beyond graduation, he is staying at Virginia Tech to get his master's degree before going into industry to do structural design. Outside of academics, he enjoys being outside and active. He is involved in a bunch of intramural sports and likes running the Hokie Half Marathon each year. His favorite aspect of Virginia Tech is the community – Hokie Nation is one of a kind!