Tommy Lin

  • Summer Engineering Intern
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full Time Paid Intern Civil Engineering (general) Construction Engineering Environmental Engineering Water Resources Engineering

Personal Summary

My name is Tommy Lin. I am a second-year civil and environmental engineering student at University of California, Los Angeles. I am interested in the environmental field as I feel that it is important to take care of our Earth to create a sustainable future and it would give me fulfillment as well having fun at the same time. This can take form as wastewater/drinking water treatment, sustainable waste management, environmental remediation and more!

Work Experience

Kumon Assistant
Apr 2021 - Sep 2021 Kumon Institute Education Co. Ltd – Montebello Hills
  • Advising students from pre-K through elementary school through the Kumon reading and math curriculum once a week in a virtual classroom setting
  • Building meaningful relationships with students and their parents to ensure academic success
  • Assessing student performance through grading packets over time to evaluate future academic courses of action
Project Engineer/Director
Oct 2020 - Present UCLA ASCE Environmental Design Project

Project Engineer Oct. 2020 - May 2021

  • Designed a conceptual regional stormwater management plan project that satisfies a MS4 permit to address a variety of Total Maximum Daily Loads in the Los Angeles region
  • Utilized GIS to figure out site locations, soil types, flow paths, Best Management Practice sizing, etc.
  • Conducted literature review for environmental justice background for the project as well as for the community investment benefits of structural best management practices
  • Highlighted the design of our chapter’s project as one of four presenters at the ASCE 2021 Pacific Southwest Conference to industry judges

Project Director May 2021-Present

  • Leading sub-teams in research to find various methods on how to filter influent contaminated with potting mix, oyster sauce, garlic powder, iodized salt, Gatorade, vegetable oil, and apple cider vinegar
  • Competing with UCLA student engineers at PSWS 2022, to build a small scale design water treatment system to meet reuse standards
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sep 2021 - Present UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Assessing water samples from various sources to test parameters such as pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, oxidation-reduction potential, and more for baseline calibration for a smart water filter
  • Performing data collection, analysis, and processing for the baseline water sampling
  • Aiding in the designing of a cluster sensor prototype to detect several water parameters such as conductivity, oxidation-reduction potential, pH, total dissolved solids, and temperature from a hardware standpoint
May 2021 - Jan 2022 UCLA American Society of Civil Engineers

• Coordinating communication between members, officers, and advisors in the organization

• Designing and relaying the weekly ASCE newsletter each week to keep members up to date about current events

• Compiling event reports, mentorship and mentorship goals, finances, and technical project year recap to synthesize the ASCE annual report to summarize the calendar year for the UCLA chapter


Civil and Environmental Engineering
Oct 2020 - Jun 2024 University of California, Los Angeles
High School Diploma
Aug 2016 - May 2020 Mark Keppel High School