Nahid Afsari's interest in engineering has taken her from building a spaghetti bridge in high school to designing the reconstruction of a real "spaghetti bowl" - downtown Milwaukee's Marquette Interchange. Her transition from pasting pasta to designing part of an $810-million project for CH2M HILL has been rewarding. As a structural engineer for the replacement of the complex interchange that links three interstate highways near Marquette University, she designs bridges for the project's half-mile-long east leg.
Nahid's diverse experience also includes a "low-profile" project, she designed a highway undercrossing that enabled a threatened species of snake to safely get to the other side. Nahid is also participating in "Leadership Milwaukee," an 8-month program for emerging leaders to build awareness of community issues in order to improve quality of life in greater Milwaukee. Nahid is involved with youth soccer in her community; she has coached a club team for three years, runs soccer camps, and is a volunteer assistant for high school soccer programs in Whitefish Bay.
Awards and Accomplishments
2004 New Face of Civil Engineering