Bio: Joseph Webb

 

My name is Joe Webb. I am a 25 year old graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. My graduate thesis research centers around retrofitting culverts while taking into account biological effects, namely the passage of fish through these stream crossings. The emphasis of my studies over the past 2 years has been culvert hydraulics and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more about this subject. I have very little Spanish-speaking experience, only what I picked up playing soccer in a Mexican-American operated club team near Houston, Texas. I absolutely love to travel, having visited Africa and Southeast Asia in the past two years, and am interested in learning more about the Mexican culture and how it is different from the Mexican-American culture. I have been married to my wife, Steffany, for 2 years and we love to play soccer and other sports, camp and hike, and mountain bike.

 

I believe that my greatest strengths as they relate to this project are two-fold: I have an advanced understanding of culvert hydraulics, and I am eager to immerse myself in other cultures and try to understand and appreciate their similarities and differences from my culture. I believe that my greatest weakness with respect to this project is my inability to communicate effectively in the Spanish language. I hope that this weakness will become less and less pronounced as this project continues.