Kristine Mosuela

Summary

Graduate student, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech
Entrepreneurial Leader, Cric (Mason SEAP)

Information

Web:  LinkedIn

Email: kmosuela@masonlive.gmu.edu
Zip code: 20121

Biosketch

Experience

Water Resources Engineering Intern
Dewberry
Student Trainee (Civil Engineering)
Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division
May 2015 – Aug 2015
Sterling, VA

English Teaching Assistant
Fulbright Commission
Aug 2013 – Jun 2014
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Volunteer and Membership Coordinator
Green Spring Gardens, Fairfax County Park Authority
Sep 2012 – Jul 2013
Alexandria, VA

Roving Watershed Educator
Fairfax County Park Authority
Sep 2012 – Nov 2012
Fairfax County, VA
– interpret land use/habitat, biodiversity, water quality, and biology for Fairfax County Public Schools’ 7th grade MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Education Experience) program

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Master’s Degree MS, Civil Engineering
Date expected graduation 2018

Activities and Societies: EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

George Mason University
Bachelor’s Degree, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
2017

Activities and Societies: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, Flood Hazards Research Lab, American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers for International Development

The College of William and Mary
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations
2007 – 2011

Activities and Societies: Tutored middle school students with College Partnership for Kids, assisted in several service projects (food pantry, Relay for Life, Housing Partnerships, Heritage Humane Society) through Circle K International and Rotoract, performed 3 years in South Asian Student Association’s Expressions event, Outdoors Club, Photo Club, La Maison Francaise (French House) resident, Reves (International House) resident
DISTINCTIONS: W&M Monroe Scholar (independent research scholarship), W&M Scholars (4-year scholarship), Phi Beta Delta (International Honor Society), Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society)

CONDUCTED 3-WEEK INDEPENDENT RESEARCH project in Montreal, Quebec, Canada investigating identity and multiculturalism in music and its industry (researched area’s history and ethnomusicology, conducted interviews, analyzed qualitative data, published and presented findings)

STUDIED ABROAD Summer 2009 with W&M in Saint Petersburg program on Russian language and literary culture.

Articles

CEIE Student Kristine Mosuela Wins Funding at the Governor’s Transportation Conference Shark Tank Competition

Nov. 8, 2016 | Volgenau News

In October 2016, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne hosted the first ever Shark Tank: Transportation Edition! Competition as part of the Virginia Governor’s Transportation Conference. The Governor’s Conference Shark Tank was as set up much like the one many are familiar with from television: five leather chairs for sharks, a red rug for entrepreneurs pitching their ideas, and in between them an elegant coffee table.

In this Shark Tank, however, the entrepreneurs were made up exclusively of students from Virginia colleges and universities, and the sharks were public officials with up to $15,000 total to “offer” students. Each student entrepreneur had 3 minutes to pitch their transportation-related idea and 5 minutes for Q&A before the sharks were asked to make their offers.

Kristine Mosuela, one of the eight student entrpreneurs, who developed an app to incentivize biking was inspired by her own attempts to commute 8 miles to the Mason Fairfax campus.

URSP student Kristine Mosuela and the Design of the Peloton Mobile App

Nov. 11, 2016 | Mason Students as Scholars

One day last fall, I strapped on a helmet and ventured over 8 miles down Braddock Road from my house to campus. A lifelong environmentalist trying to get in some extra exercise, I wanted to see if I could commute to school by bike on a regular basis. After almost an hour, I finally made it to campus. I was exhausted, but I felt great. I thought: I could probably do this on a regular basis if I planned ahead of time… but then the semester went on and I only commuted by bike only once more before finals came around.
My name is Kristine Mosuela and I am a senior working on my 2nd bachelors in civil engineering. A couple years after finishing my first degree in International Relations, I discovered that my talents in math and science and my passion for the environment and sustainable development could all effectively be engaged through a career in civil engineering. It was in my 300-level Introduction to Environmental Engineering class with Professor Viviana Maggioni that the idea of a mobile app to track and incentivize bike riding first came to life. Through the Classroom 2 Makers Week (C2MW) seminar the following spring, I teamed up with a fellow civil engineering student, Jared Keller to further develop the design, concept, and business model for what we eventually named “Peloton.” Through the mentorship of several entrepreneurial C2MW professors, including Mahesh Joshi, Mihai Boicu, Colin Reagle and Nathalia Peixoto, the feasibility of the Peloton mobile app became more real.

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