< User:Thisisbossi


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BS This user has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
ME This user has a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.

Professional Interests
PSU This user graduated from Penn State University
UMD This user graduated from the University of Maryland
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An alumnus of Penn State University with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Planning at the University of Maryland. I am employed as a transport engineering consultant. My professional interests focus primarily on traffic engineering, transportation planning and urban planning, smart growth, and emergency response.

I have been involved with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Traffic International (TI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Planning Association (APA). As a part of ASCE, I have competed with Concrete Canoe.

Past and current jobs include being a hospital volunteer, a saboteur of Wal*Mart, a cart pusher / boxer at Henry Schein, a library gardener, a commercial janitor, a chef at Tully's, a civil engineering intern, an auxiliary police officer, a traffic engineer, an emergency responder, and an aspiring emperor of Earth.


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are complex and personal.
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This user is straight edge.
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Personal Interests
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This user is interested in maps.
This user is interested in ancient civilizations.
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I am a dual-citizen of both the United States and Italy. I have strong ties to Lancaster County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I was largely raised a Mennonite, though I have my own personal beliefs that include aspects of nearly every major religion (they're all pretty much the same, anyway). I have both Synesthesia and hereditary spherocytosis, which may explain my infatuation with spheres.

As far as my genealogical research has found, I am:


This user is an advanced skiier and snowboarder.
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Primarily interested in travel, languages, cultures, religions, politics, history, genealogy, dogs, squirrels, cars, cello, movies, games, firearms, war, military, fire, vigilantism, law enforcement, architecture, flight, aeronautics, space, and gemstones.

Athletic interests include hockey, rugby, broomball, rock climbing, archery, skiing, snowboarding, tree climbing, water polo, martial arts, crew, canoeing, kayaking, volleyball, bocce, paintball, laser tag, and Manhunt.


Spent years: United States
Months: New Zealand
Weeks: Aruba Austria Bahamas England Hungary
  Iceland Italy Japan Norway Russia
  Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
Days: Canada Denmark Germany Ireland
  Liechtenstein North Ireland Scotland Wales
Hours: Czech Republic Greenland Morocco Slovakia
  Slovenia South Korea Vatican City
Within a year: Morocco Algeria Tunisia Egypt Lebanon
  Palestine Israel UAE Qatar Oman