Meet Your Advisors

Structural

 

     Adam Quiat

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Societal Risk Management

Favorite Sports Team:   Colorado Avalanche

Favorite TV Show:   NCIS

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Keith Urban

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Huarches

Hometown/Country:   Denver, CO

Interest/Hobbies:   Volunteer Firefighter

About Me:

quiat2@illinois.edu

 

      Aliaa Taha

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   SRIS

Favorite Sports Team:   Not a huge sports fan!

Favorite TV Show:   Prison Break, Blackish, Suits

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Everything

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Ko Fusion

Hometown/Country:   Champaign, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   I love playing tennis and practicing piano!

About Me:

aataha2@illinois.edu

 

      Damilola Taiwo

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Management

Favorite Sports Team:   San Antonio Spurs

Favorite TV Show:   Curb Your Enthusiasm

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Alternative Rock

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Basil Thai

Hometown/Country:   Dunlap, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   N/A

About Me:

dtaiwo2@illinois.edu

 

      Juan Pablo Mendez-Ruiz

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Materials

Favorite Sports Team:   Real Madrid

Favorite TV Show:   Game of Thrones

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Indie/Alternative

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Black Dog

Hometown/Country:   Guatemala

Interest/Hobbies:   Running

About Me:

mendezr2@illinois.edu

 

     Lauren Smearman

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Undecided

Favorite Sports Team:   Chicago Cubs

Favorite TV Show:   The Office

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Taylor Swift

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Cracked

Hometown/Country:   Palatine, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   Dance

About Me:

lsmearm2@illinois.edu

 

      Lucas Chae

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Environmental

Favorite Sports Team:   Blackhawks

Favorite TV Show:   Parks and Rec, How to Get Away with Murder

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Lana Del Rey

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Chipotle

Hometown/Country:   Seoul, South Korea

Interest/Hobbies:   Golf, Tennis, Running

About Me:

hchae7@illinois.edu

 

     Lucy Milaneses

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Geotechnical

Favorite Sports Team:   Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite TV Show:   Friends

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   The Eagles

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Bangkok Thai

Hometown/Country:   Betavia, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   N/A

About Me:

milanss2@illinois.edu

 

      Martina Guerrero

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Management

Favorite Sports Team:   FC Barcelona

Favorite TV Show:   Modern Family

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Salsa, Bachata

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Pho Cafe

Hometown/Country:   Quito, Ecuador

Interest/Hobbies:   Reading and Writing

About Me:

mnguerr2@illinois.edu

 

      Matt Carsello

Year:   Junior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Management

Favorite Sports Team:   Blackhawks

Favorite TV Show:   The Office

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   The Head and the Heart

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Sakanaya

Hometown/Country:   Naperville, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   Clarinet

About Me:

mcarsel2@illinois.edu

 

 

     Michael Neal

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Materials

Favorite Sports Team:   Illini Rowing!

Favorite TV Show:   Black Mirror

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Bob Dylan & The Band or 2 Chainz

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Destihl

Hometown/Country:   Naperville, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   Chi Epsilon, Earthquake Engineering and podcasts!

About Me:

mjneal2@illinois.edu

 

      Paul Wood

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Geotechnical

Favorite Sports Team:   Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite TV Show:   Stranger Things

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Indie Folk

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Penn Station

Hometown/Country:   Wooster, Ohio

Interest/Hobbies:   Anything outdoors! Camping, hiking, rock climbing, etc.

About Me:

ptwood2@illinois.edu

 

     Radha Avudaiappan

Year:   Junior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Transportation

Favorite Sports Team:   Bears

Favorite TV Show:   The Office

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Alternative

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Bangkok Thai

Hometown/Country:   Naperville, IL

Interest/Hobbies:

About Me:

avudaia2@illinois.edu

 

      Simran George

Year:   Junior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Management

Favorite Sports Team:   Chelsea FC

Favorite TV Show:   Arrow

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   Adele

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Winging Out

Hometown/Country:   Warren, NJ

Interest/Hobbies:   I love to sing and participate in choirs

About Me:

Smgeorg3@illinois.edu

 

     Valerie Makri

Year:   Senior

Primary Area:   Structural

Secondary Area:   Construction Materials

Favorite Sports Team:   N/A

Favorite TV Show:   Game of Thrones

Favorite Music/Band/Genre:   A Day to Remember

Favorite Campus Eatery:   Antonio’s

Hometown/Country:   Champaign, IL

Interest/Hobbies:   Music, Dance, Art

About Me:

makri1@illinois.edu