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Civil Engineering Student Earns National Scholarship

April 10, 2015

Congratulations to Julieta Moradei, a fourth year Civil and Environmental Engineering student and recent recipient of the Brother Austin Barry National Chi Epsilon Scholarship.  This $3,500.00 award is one of eleven scholarships awarded annually by Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society.  Moradei is currently finishing her final co-op at Disney World Parks and Resorts.  While on campus she is involved with several clubs (Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and the Society of Women Engineers), tutors freshmen engineer students, and conducts research with Dr. Jerome Hajjar. 

“I truly believe I have received this generous recognition because of the tools Northeastern has provided me. Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.’ I completely stand by his statement: if you work hard and keep the mindset that every day you should be doing better than the last, then you will have a higher probability of finding 'luck'.”

Julieta’s philosophy has yielded important contacts and collaborations. “I'd like to thank two amazing mentors of mine: Dr. Jerome Hajjar from Northeastern University and Michael Tecci from Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, where I did my first co-op and summer internships. I am thankful for the time they have taken to continuously teach me technical and professional skills.”

Moradei was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Montreal, Canada before moving to Boston to attend school at Northeastern University.  She has a passion for architectural design and is interested in bridging the gap between structural and architectural design.

To learn more about her experience at Disney, check out her submission into the NEU 2015 Coolest Coop Video Contest and read her blog!