My name is Mia Saurette, and I am a junior in the honors program from Westlake, OH. I am pursuing a civil engineering degree with a city and regional planning minor. After graduation, I will work toward becoming a licensed engineer before returning to school to earn a masters in urban studies or planning at a public institution. I am interested in transportation engineering and hope to design, build, and protect sustainable, accessible, and resilient communities. I would like to place an emphasis on improving infrastructure directly impacted by the climate crisis. One of my primary career goals is to comprehend the multifaceted essence of a city, the concrete (literally) and the abstract, ranging from planning and construction to the ways in which people interact with and derive happiness from the combination of built and natural environments.