2015 Student of the Year

Syndney Jenkins 2016 SOY

Syndney Jenkins, is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from LSU in December 2013 and received her Master of Science in Civil Engineering December 2015. Throughout her entire tenure at LSU she has worked on Dr. Sherif Ishak’s Traffic Engineering research team, assisting in efforts focused on improving traffic mobility and safety in the state of Louisiana.

Syndney is a highly motivated, determined team player who always ensures quality work is completed. She has demonstrated great leadership skills on the research projects she has worked on, as well as within the professional organizations in which she is involved. She serves as Vice President and Treasurer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student chapter at LSU, and is a member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). She also participated in the steering committee that has recently established the first WTS chapter in Louisiana.

She will receive her graduate degree with an impressive 4.00 GPA and is the proud recipient of three fellowship awards: the Federal Highway Administration’s Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Graduate (GRAD) Fellowship, the National GEM Consortium’s GEM Fellowship, and the American Association of University Women’s Selected Professions Fellowship. Upon graduation she plans to begin work within the traffic engineering consulting industry.