Alexandra Borelli '12

Alexandra Borelli '12 - Bridge Design Engineer with T.Y. Lin International

- Stevens Institute of Technology - Bachelors of Engineering, Civil Engineering, 2016; Masters of Engineering, Civil Engineering: Concentration Structural Engineering, 2017
- MSDA Class of 2012

Where am I Today?

I am currently a bridge design engineer with T.Y. Lin International, a globally renowned professional engineering services firm recognized for delivering some of the world's most visionary, challenging, and iconic infrastructure projects. Being a civil engineer requires me to problem solve, work in design teams, and develop efficient designs to make your everyday life easier. I chose structural engineering as my master’s focus because infrastructure fascinates me. Being able to build a structure that can stand for over 100 years is why I chose the career path I did. With my previous company, I lived and worked as a tunnel design engineer in Glasgow, Scotland for six months. My main project was to design a deep tunnel sewer system in Singapore, where an inefficient sewer system currently exists. People on the other side of the world needed help, and I was able to relocate to help make a difference in their lives.  

The Mount Factor

The Mount truly prepared me for college and life, and was influential in the building of my faith. I really was prepared at graduation and my first semester college classes were a breeze! But it wasn’t just about the academics – the Mount was an open and honest place where someone was always there for you to either cry or laugh with. I never felt judged when I had an opposing opinion and I was not disregarded because I was different. I was able to be myself.

My advice…

… be the best individual you can be to make someone's day better or happier. My favorite quote and daily reminder is from Mother Teresa: “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”  With social media and technology everywhere around us, try to stay true to yourself and choose a career path that makes you the best person you can be. I chose my career because I wanted to make a difference in the world, one block of concrete at a time.

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