- Major: Civil Engineering
- Hometown: Morris, Illinois
- Graduation Year: May 2024
- E-mail: email@example.com
Hey, future vols!
My name is Marissa Trobl, and I am a junior in Civil Engineering here at the University of Tennessee. I am originally from Morris, Illinois, a small town about an hour south of Chicago. In my free time I enjoy trying new restaurants, thrift shopping, attending sporting events, and dancing. I attended an engineering camp held by the Tickle College of Engineering during my senior year of high school and instantly knew I was going to be a Tennessee Vol. With endless resources, supportive staff, and the small class sizes of the engineering department, I knew I would be successful and supported as an engineering Vol.
While attending UT, I have been able to make many connections campus wide. I have been given the opportunity to be involved with the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP) through the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter here at UT. I am also involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter and a member of the ASCE Steel Bridge Conference Team. I also like to break a sweat by competing in intramural sports teams. Through these experiences, I have been able to take on leadership roles and expand my passion for the field of engineering. Getting involved on campus has also allowed me to meet some of my closest friends and find my own spot on campus.
Outside of the classroom, I have been able to apply my engineering coursework to my co-op with Brasfield & Gorrie in Atlanta, GA this past spring and summer. While working, I was able to see the engineering applications involved in the construction process from start to finish. Through my co-op, I was able to confirm that I wanted to pursue a future in civil engineering and declare a concentration in construction and structures. The experience I gained from my co-op has allowed me to grow as a professional, student, and person, and I am eager to apply these learnings back at school.
Going to college is scary no matter how near or far home is, but I cannot be more thankful that I chose the University of Tennessee. I am so excited for you to start your college journey and am here to help with any questions that come up along the way! Feel free to reach out with any questions about the university, engineering, Knoxville, my experience, or anything else in between! I cannot wait to talk to you and share my experiences thus far and all the opportunities that are waiting for you here on Rocky Top! Have a wonderful day, and go Vols!