Kellisha Ostler


    Sharon Banks Scholarship
    (Undergraduate Scholarship)


    University of Colorado at Boulder

Kellisha is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado, at Boulder, with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2022.

Kellisha believes the mission of encouraging and supporting women interested in the transportation field to be the best part about WTS Colorado. As a woman, pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry allows her to be a role model for other women who may not see themselves in such a career. She has also volunteered in multiple events to promote STEM careers to a younger generation and inspire young women by setting an example and hopes to continue. Kellisha chose Civil Engineering as her major because it aligned with her interests: artistic creativity and advanced mathematics. She enjoyed Engineering Drawing class the most. The subject came easily to her and allowed her to help classmates work through any issues they encountered. She would like to become a Project Engineer handling transportation projects. Her biggest inspiration is her professor, Ulises Techera, who has always encouraged her to work hard. She believes the future holds the potential for technological advancements in transportation, so maybe one day flying cars or transportation tubes would allow us a more direct and more efficient mode of transportation. Living in Colorado has given her the perfect place to go hiking, camping, and rafting. Above all else, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Kellisha would love to vacation in Greece, for the history of the country, the architecture of the monuments, and the beautiful waters bordering the sandy beaches. She hopes to secure a job position with Kiewit Corporation because it is a large company that allows her the opportunity to work in many large transportation projects.


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