Nicholas Pasquini, a third-year student at the University at Buffalo, is working towards his BS in civil engineering and an MBA. Post-MBA, he aims to pursue a master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on sustainable development of regional urban areas, to help contribute to the long-term prosperity and growth of Western New York.
Through interning at Arcadis, a leading global sustainable design and consultancy firm, Nick worked on several water engineering projects focused on public safety and waterfront revitalization, incorporating practices that he would like to implement in Western New York. As president of UB’s civil engineering honors society (Chi Epsilon), teaching assistant, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ seismic team, Nick plays an active role in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He plans to diversify his involvement as he moves through management school, heightening his business acumen while complementing his entrepreneurial drive.
His long-term goal is to combine his technical engineering and business skills to create his own green urban development company that focuses on creating an environmentally sustainable city setting. Through his experiences with the WNY Prosperity Fellowship, UB Engineering, and his involvement in the community, Nick plans to revitalize and renovate urban and waterfront areas of Western New York. He will do this through consideration of a triple bottom line — to understand not only the project’s economic impact, but also social implications on the community and overall environmental footprint. This consideration of the bigger picture is how he approaches everyday life to promote equality, growth, and prosperity.