Alyssa Acosta is a Junior Environmental Engineering student pursuing a joint 5-year Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering as well as a minor in Wind Energy and Mathematics at Texas Tech University. Alyssa joined the Texas Tech SWE section during her freshman year in Fall 2015. She has been awarded the “Most
Active Member” recognition for two years in a row which has allowed her to become our
SWE Secretary for the 2017-2018 academic year. During her sophomore year, Alyssa
was a co-leader for our annual Mother/Daughter event in Spring 2017, and she will be leading this year’s Mother/Daughter event in Spring 2018.

During her time at Texas Tech University, Alyssa has gained experience as a Research
Assistant with Dr. Kayleigh Millerick and Dr. Weile Yan in the Civil, Environmental, and
Construction Engineering Department. She is part of a group working on remediation of
TCE (trichloroethene). She also works in the Engineering Opportunities Center (EOC) as an Engineering Ambassador where she assists students with resume critiques, gives tours of the engineering facilities, speaks to prospective students, and assists with Job Fairs and any event hosted by the EOC.

During Summer 2017, Alyssa studied abroad in Italy where she got to experience the
culture, explore around the historical attractions of Italy and ate lots of gelato. Summer 2018 will bring her new challenges as she will be interning for Wanzek Construction. Alyssa is a leadership example to other female engineers on campus as part of the Society of Women Engineers, we are proud of Alyssa and will continue to encourage her to develop her skills and grow in her career to the best of her capabilities.