Kelsey Boulanger

Class of 2012
Civil & environmental engineering

Why did you choose Berkeley Engineering?
I chose Berkeley Engineering because I could really see myself enjoying and thriving on this campus — it’s an incredible place to be, such an amazing mix of intellect, passion, challenge and community.

What do you like most about Berkeley Engineering?
Kelsey BoulangerKelsey Boulanger (Photo by Preston Davis)My favorite thing about Berkeley Engineering is that it offers truly endless possibilities. I have joined multiple organizations, attended national engineering conferences across the country, participated in fascinating research, befriended students from around the world and had doors opened to me that I never could have imagined existed.

What are you working on?
I have analyzed aerosol emissions in the Central Valley and South Coast Air Basin using data from various field campaigns to examine correlations between emissions in the two regions and between the emissions themselves. The opportunity to work directly with field data and synthesize results was an excellent complement to my coursework.

What else do you do?
I work as a peer adviser in Engineering Student Services, helping students navigate the College of Engineering. I’ve been involved in the Society of Women Engineers and previously served as their outreach officer and president. Additionally, I am part of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Tau Beta Pi. Most importantly, I love baking far too many treats and subsequently giving most of them away.

What are you passionate about?
I am driven by constant intellectual challenges, fast-paced work and great expectations. I hope that I can be a role model and inspiration for women, encouraging them to follow their own passions and succeed in this intellectually stimulating and rewarding career.

What are your future plans?
I will attend graduate school for air quality engineering. My dream is to stay in academia and become a professor. It’s the ultimate blend between my loves for engineering, learning and teaching.

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