Raquel Ranieri

Class of 2005 |
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Engineering , Civil Engineering
Where are they now
Carroll College
Portrait of Raquel Ranieri


Degree: Civil Engineering - 2005

Post-Graduate Degree:: Master's Degree from University of Texas Austin in Structural Engineering - 2007. P.E., LEED AP.

Current Work: Senior Associate, Walter P Moore and Associates in Los Angeles, CA

Brief description of responsibilities: Structural engineer

Briefly describe one of your more interesting projects or assignments to date: I did structural engineering for a portion of the movable roof for the Miami Marlins new stadium, and I also was/am the lead engineer for the structural design of a 30 story office tower in Panama City, Panama

Briefly describe a notable memory from your days at Carroll: I always remember the late nights in the lab (when it was brand new) working on homework assignments and studying for tests. I also remember the times spent building our steel bridge, or mixing concrete for the concrete canoe, as these are were beneficial for understanding constructability issues as well as basic theory for later studies.

A piece of advice for prospective Carroll engineering students: Take in as much real world experience from professors and internships as you can. Also, don't sweat all of the small details, but make sure to understand the underlying theory, as much of what you solve in the future will be based off these concepts rather than specific memorized equations.

A piece of advice for prospective Carroll engineering students: I would recommend pursuing as many internship opportunities as possible while in school. The work experience is invaluable in helping define your interests and preparing you for the world after graduation.