Hello, my name is Nikolette Mazzuola but I go by Niki! I am entering my fourth year here at San Diego State University as a Civil Engineering major. I was born and raised in Stockton, California but moved to San Diego to pursue my dreams of becoming a Civil Engineer in 2015. I have known since third grade that I wanted to enter the engineering industry, specifically civil, after I visited the Santa Cruz Boardwalk one summer vacation and was fascinated by the wharf’s structure and how it withstood the waves crashing against it. Though it might sound silly, it stuck with me and I have maintained my passion for engineering over the years, especially after joining ASCE. Through ASCE I was able to gain hands on experience and insight into the industry that I would not have had without the organization. Now, I currently serve the organization as Secretary alongside the lifetime friends I have made on my journey in the club. Joining ASCE has opened many industry doors for me but I truly value the friendships I have gained from it the most. I hope that everyone who joins ASCE is able to have as great of an experience as I have had and enjoy their journey with great people!