Sarah Bell is currently a fifth year senior at The Pennsylvania State University. In May 2012, she will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering specializing in the construction management option.
Throughout her five years of schooling, Sarah has had the privilege of participating in several internships and volunteer opportunities. In the summer of 2008, Sarah made her way to Oak Ranch, a children’s home in Broadway, NC, where she served as a supervisor of equine activities and mentor to the adolescent girls living on premises. During her second summer as a college student, Sarah was offered an internship with Gilbane to work as an office/field engineer at the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital. With the help of her eager project team, Sarah began the first steps to becoming an engineer by writing and posting RFIs along with performing detailed field surveying tasks. In 2010, Gilbane offered Sarah another intern position and assigned her to an equally challenging project at the NOVA Community College in Sterling, VA. Sarah describes her learning experience as diverse where her responsibilitiesranged from maintaining contact with local authorities to performing interdisciplinary coordination analyses on her project. In 2011, Sarah returned to Gilbane for her final internship, this time travelling to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where she helped the owner and project team achieve a LEED Silver rating for the Emily Couric Cancer Center.
Sarah is an active participant of the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE) at school. While not laiden with school work, Sarah is also heavily involved with a local church in the start of an equine therapy program that reaches out to orphans and at risk youth in the Centre County, PA area.
“I believe that each of the experiences throughout my learning career at Penn State have molded me into a considerate, disciplined, and driven individual.”