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Monica Louie


Monica-Louie23-year-old Monica Laisun Louie from New York City has been named a New Face of Civil Engineering.  Louie is a track engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff.

As a track engineer, Monica designs alignments and sections of track. She balances her busy job with a full schedule of community service and hobbies, including being the secretary for the Engineers Without Borders New York Professional Chapter.  As a part of EWB, Monica recently traveled to Balang, Cambodia to work on a dam project that involved the construction of a straight weir and restoration of an earthen embankment.  The reservoir is now providing water for irrigation to more than 9,000 residents. She also worked on the design and construction of a clean water distribution system for a health center in Matunda, Kenya.

A strong advocate for engineers volunteering in developing communities, Monica recently spoke about the technology EWB utilized in Cambodia at the Science, Technology and Innovation Forum held during the UN General Assembly, and the success of the project at a water resources conference in India earlier in the year. In her spare time, Monica manages and paddles with a dragon boat team. She also mentors high school students in as a part of the ACE mentor program.


Monica has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and is currently working on her master’s degree in civil engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. 

Meet the 2011 New Faces of Civil Engineering:

- Jeremy Livermore
- Avery Bang
- Jami Bjornstad
- Heidi Faison
- David Gloss
- Carlin Grundemann
- Lee von Gynz-Guethle
- Rumana Haque
- Monica Louie
- Felipe Pulido