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Gina DePasquale ’20

February 06, 2020
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Gina DePasquale ’20

Civil engineering major plays active role within CETA and UHart, while obtaining impressive internships within industry.

Gina DePasquale ’20 is a well-known name within the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA). DePasquale, who is currently a junior studying civil engineering and anticipating an early graduation this December, is part of various clubs and organizations within the College and University, and has an impressive résumé already. DePasquale chose to attend UHart not just for its superior civil engineering program but because of its welcoming community that “fostered growth” in her.

She truly has a level of dedication and passion for CETA and UHart that is immeasurable. DePasquale is the president and founder of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) UHart chapter, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) UHart chapter, and a Red Key.

The University of Hartford was also the only college I visited that made me feel like I was important to their community prior to committing to the University. I continue to feel like a member of the UHart family.

Gina DePasquale ’20, BSCE

Along with her involvement on campus, DePasquale has kept busy with some impressive civil engineering internships during her college career as well. Since her first-year, she has been a part of the Fuss & O’Neill Transportation Engineering team in Manchester, CT. She works there part time during the semesters and full time during breaks, and is part of a team analyzing traffic patterns, proposed development traffic impact, signage, and safety. DePasquale was also the ITE CT Chapter 2019 Student Scholarship Award recipient last year. The $1,000 award is given each year to a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to the discipline of Transportation Engineering in their coursework and outside activities. She also worked as an intern at the Connecticut of Department of Transportation (DOT) in the summer of 2016 assisting in traffic analysis.

Gina DePasquale is a student that has set a wonderful example for other fellow students within the College, including our female population of students and those inspiring careers in the civil engineering industry. We look forward to celebrating more of her successes in the near future.