Tricia Hogan is currently a student at the University of Rhode Island pursuing her B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and her B.A. in Spanish, expecting to graduate in May 2016. Patricia has been involved with the URI ESW student chapter since 2013 and was involved in the design of the secondary waste water treatment project, which was built for an elementary school in San Mateo Ixtatan, Guatemala. Her past internships regarding renewable energy and sustainability consist of working 6 months in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability department in the Spain office of the consulting firm, Arup, and at NuuPower, a company that installed and sold solar energy in Quérétaro, México in the summer of 2013. Her professional experience also consists of working with the traffic department at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation in the summer of 2014, incorporating engineering practices to promote and improve safety for the public. During her University studies, Patricia was engaged in other student organizations and was the social media manager for the URI ASCE student chapter during the year 2013-2014, after being a member since 2012.
While working, her passion with working with people to help increased to a global level. There is no doubt that improving the "green field", or sustainability, is one of the biggest concerns in the world we live in right now and plans to utilize her engineering and language skills to help communities on a global scale. In her free time, she loves to adventure, paint, innovate and learn new languages.