The AGC Student Chapter at UMass Amherst is a student-run club at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We are involved in the construction industry, both on campus and in the community.

Every year, we offer chapter meetings, construction site tours, guest lectures, OSHA-10 Construction training, volunteering opportunities, and club bonding events.

Meet the 2022-23 officers!

President
Nate Wright

Nate is a senior majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Being alive and living in the moment, and spending time with friends makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in the woods, of course 🌳🌲. Outside of AGC he enjoys adventuring – running, SWIMMING, exploring, playing music, and nature. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is spending time with the officers and members, being surrounded by fun and enthusiastic people πŸ˜€, and laughing with everyone.

Vice President
Sam Esquivel

Sam is a senior majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Good music while in motion makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in big airports and museums. Outside of AGC he enjoys hanging out in cities and riding his bike everywhere. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is the spirited resilience of our chapter and continuing resolve to deliver on our bottom lines!

Secretary
Kitty Lovell

Kitty is a senior majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Live music makes her happy. She would not mind being lost in IKEA. Outside of AGC she enjoys listening to loud music, making food with friends, and going on hikes and bike rides. Her favorite thing about UMass AGC is the humans. 

Treasurer
Noah Green

Noah is a senior majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Hiking, mountain biking, and obscure/old technology makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in the white mountains. Outside of AGC he enjoys hiking, biking, building things, and video games. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is meeting really smart people and seeing cool things!

Club Representative
Alec Mogielnicki

Alec is a junior majoring in Building & Construction Technology. Being outside, listening to music, and having all his work and responsibilities taken care of makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in Harvest Market in the Campus Center. Outside of AGC he enjoys skiing and being with family. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is being around like minded people.

Club Representative
Tom Toscano

Tom is a sophomore majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Being with family or friends makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in a movie theater. Outside of AGC he enjoys watching movies and hockey games and visiting his grandparents frequently. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is the community within the E-Board.

Outreach
Varuna Desai

Varuna is a sophomore majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Cracking jokes and creating fun memories makes her happy. She would not mind being lost somewhere warm with good food. Outside of AGC she likes photography, cooking, and playing board games. Her favorite thing about UMass AGC is the site tours and learning about cool structures!

Meet our advisors!

Dr. Scott A. Civjan
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Civjan has been at UMass for 24 years. He graduated undergrad in 1989, with a masters in 1995, and with a PhD in 1998 with research interests in structural engineering. Music that unbalances the world as he knows it makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in artistic stupor. Outside of AGC he enjoys needlessly obsessing about things he can’t change, walking his younger dog, listening to music, and awkwardly and sporadically mustering motivation to interact. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is the exploration of new topics and learning in the activities/events that highlight the interests of the people organizing them (get involved and put your personal stamp on these!)

Professor Fernando Romero
Building and Construction Technology

Fernando graduated university in 1985 majoring in Civil Engineering. He’s been a professor since 2010, with research interests in construction project management. Traveling around the world makes him happy. He would not mind being lost in Tokyo – Japan and Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. Outside of AGC he enjoys going to the gym and biking. His favorite thing about UMass AGC is the interaction with the students.

Click here for a list of our previous officers!