Samantha Brick’s engineering journey has already taken her from Washington, DC, to Washington state, and her career is just getting started! The recent civil and environmental engineering graduate will begin a full-time role at KPFF’s Seattle office in September and is ready to take on her new position. “In addition to preparing me with the technical skills needed for this job, my education at GW has helped me improve my communication, leadership, and other soft skills that are necessary to succeed in the field,” Brick says.
Brick was attracted to GW due to its location, both in terms of the physical campus and its surroundings. Brick notes that she was drawn to the newly constructed Science and Engineering Hall in addition to the DC area itself. “I felt that the location of the school in the nation’s capital would give me opportunities to study topics outside of my main focus and become more well-rounded than I would be able to be at a typical engineering school,” she reflects.
During her time on campus, Brick held leadership roles within the Alpha Omega Epsilon engineering sorority, first serving as membership educator and later becoming chapter president. “I love being a sister of A.O.E. because everyone in our chapter is so unconditionally supportive and loving toward each other,” she says. “It is amazing to have that group of girls to fall back on.”
Brick was also a member of GW’s chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers and was one of two steel bridge captains as a senior. She was also recognized for her academic achievements as a Clark Engineering Scholar and member of the Tau Beta Phi engineering honors fraternity.