CEE Grad Admissions Ambassadors

Meet the CEE Grad Admissions Ambassadors


HenryHenry Wijaya

Research Area: Environmental Engineering 

Short Bio: Hi, my name is Henry Wijaya and I am pursuing my masters degree in Environmental Engineering. I am a bay area native and completed my bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering at UC Davis. As an undergraduate, I was an officer in Chi Epsilon, ASCE, Steel Bridge, and Concrete Canoe. My research interests involve water analytics and the water energy nexus. My favorite part of grad school is being a Teaching Assistant and having a role in mentoring undergraduate students.

Ask me about: Transitioning from undergrad to grad environment, MS degree (Plan I), living in Davis, and/or clubs 




Yujia Cai 

Research Area: Water Resources Engineering

Short Bio: Hi, my name is Yujia Cai. I am from China and I finished my bachelors’ degree in Environmental Science degree there. Currently, I am a master student in water resources engineering and plan to take the thesis track. My research interest is numerical simulation of open channel process. I really enjoy my graduate school life in UC Davis, peaceful, vital, exciting and rewarding! There are a lot of resources and opportunities. If you have any questions about the program or graduate school life in UC Davis, please feel free to ask me!

Ask me about: MS degree (Thesis track), how to find PI for your thesis, courses in water resources engineering, adapting to graduate life as an international student and life in Davis


SarahSarah Dennis

Research Area: Transportation Engineering

Short Bio: Hi, my name is Sarah Dennis and I am originally from rural Nevada. I have a Bachelor's in Public Health and a Master's in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am currently a PhD student in transportation engineering. I have previously studied public perceptions and opinions of autonomous vehicles and my future research interests revolve around the ways public health considerations and transportation engineering practices can and should interact with one another.

Ask me about: Moving to and living in Davis, my funding experience, transportation in Davis (biking), adjusting to the quarter system, how to talk to faculty and find a major professor, all that UC Davis has to offer, why I love Davis, Ph.D. program and courses in transportation



JinJin Zhou 


Research Area: Structural Engineering/ Structural Mechanics

Short Bio: Hi, my name is Jin Zhou and I am a PhD Candidate in the Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics Group at UC Davis. I received my bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Hunan University and a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from UC Davis. My research focuses on structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, specifically on seismic collapse assessment of RC buildings and bridge column limit states study. 

Ask me about: MS and Ph.D. program, living in Davis, and/or campus resources for international students



HaihaoHaihao Zhu


Research Area: Transportation Engineering

Short Bio: My name is Haihao. I am a first year master student in the transportation track. I received my bachelor's degree in Hong Kong. I find UC Davis a lovely community as I explore different possibilities of my life and education. This is the place where I can stay a bit away from the chaos of the world and have more thoughts about my real interests, value, and needs.

Ask me about: MS degree and courses in transportation and/or coming from China, both mainland and HK SAR


Ramneet Ramneet Sidhu


Research Area: Structural Engineering/ Structural Mechanics

Short Bio: Hello! My name is Ramneet Sidhu. I am a graduate student in the Structural Engineering department at UC Davis. I am originally from India, and received my bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Thapar University, India. Currently, I plan to give the MS Plan II exam and am not research-oriented. I love UCD because this university has the perfect combination of big resources and small class sizes. This fosters a tightknit community where instructors and peers know you personally. I am proud to be a part of a community that actively works to make every member feel valued on campus. UCD has become a second home for me, and I hope it will for you too!

Ask me about: MS degree (Plan II - Exam), courses in Structural Engineering, transitioning from semester to quarter system, transportation in Davis (bus and biking), moving from India, and finding resources.