The acceptance of multiculturalism throughout different places is essential for the world to function as a whole. Although individuals may have different life experiences, backgrounds, or dreams human beings are generally the same and face many of the same challenges regardless of ethnicity. The world should embrace multiculturalism however; each ethnicity should maintain and respect their culture and learn from their ancestors. People should learn to emphasize their similarities instead of pointing out their differences.
I consider myself to be the embodiment of a multicultural world. I was born in Nigeria, I am of Serbian and Russian descent, and I have been educated in Serbia, Ukraine, Jamaica, Canada, and Australia. Besides attending schools in five different countries I have also traveled to places as UAE, Turks and Caicos, Russia, USA, Greece, England, France and South Korea.
As a result, I came to understand the importance of sharing resources among all of the world’s citizens. In addition, I become a Civil Engineer, so that I can construct a more functional and multicultural society. Living and traveling through all these different countries and meeting people with different opinions, races, and beliefs, has steered me in the direction of becoming a greater, more enlightened individual. I feel like I am an ambassador for diversity.
While studying Civil Engineering, one of the interests that caught my attention was water quality. People in well-established countries take water for granted and abuse their access to water, while in some places water is to be cherished because it is a challenge to fine healthy and clean water for human consumption. My vision of the world is one where people would be able to share all the resources available, where individuals in certain nations would not possess the majority of the access to certain resources. My vision is for a world where every child growing up has the same chance at survival and success.
Structural Engineering Intern
August 2014 - November 2014
• Involved in the structural design of two different buildings located in Melbourne
• Designed structural members using RAM software, including post-stressed concrete
• Designed slabs with various thicknesses as well as longitude and latitude design spans
• Inspected designs for punching shear and deflection
• Inspected re-bars on a construction site to ensure correct spacing and cover placement
• Designed wind pressure on different types of structures
August 2014 - October 2014
• Analytically tested water samples to find out the disinfection effectiveness using UV rays of the Sun
Queensland Urban Utilities
March 2014 - June 2014
• Disinfection trials using Sucrose FLS as Carbon supplement
Executive Vice President
Griffith Employment Relations and HR Management Society
February 2014 - May 2014
• Hosted visiting scholars
• Defined clear targets and objectives and communicated them to other team members
• Organized and advertised events such as mock interviews and resume writing
• Attended meetings to discuss how to improve the organization
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)