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Israa Ismail

As a practicing civil engineer specializing in environmental and water engineering, Israa Ismail ’15 quickly began making a significant impact in the community shortly after graduation.

While working on a project at the Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Massachusetts, she conducted site assessments; inspections; and developed a demolition plan of the old water flushing system. Ismail also worked on projects with the MBTA, which entail hydraulic modeling and analysis of culverts (conduits),and also with the City of Boston sewer model.

“I chose the civil engineering graduate program at Merrimack because I liked that various courses—such as Hydrology, and Environmental Design—matched my professional background, which is environmental and water engineering.” 

As an international student native to Syria who worked overseas for several years, Ismail was searching for a graduate program that would also prepare her for work as a civil engineer in the United States.

“Merrimack provided me with the essential tools that are required to be able to work in the engineering field in the United States.This has already had a very positive impact on my resume and my career as well.”


Civil Engineer, Tetra Tech


Master of Science in Civil Engineering, May 2015