The Lumberjacks Team

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Diego Frank-Arriaga

Age: 21
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Education: Northern Arizona University

Major: Civil Engineering

Minor: Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience: Materials Handling and Erection Construction

About Me: The career path I would like to embark on revolves around structural engineering. I am open to jobs in the areas of traffic, construction management, and geotechnical engineering. However, I wish to end my path in the structural field. I am excited for the opportunity to participate in this competition to build my knowledge on steel design and practice managing as a project leader. With a chip on our student chapters’ shoulder, I aim to bring success to our organization.

Funny Fact: I learned how to change a tire at age 21

Paul Bennett Jr.

Age: 20
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Education: Northern Arizona University

Major: Civil Engineering

Minor: Mathematics

Work Experience: Vegas Tunnel Constructors: Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Internship

About Me: The three areas of civil engineering that I am interested in as a career are Transportation, Tunneling, and Structural. I am still not sure which I will decide to do, but they are all great careers with many opportunities. The Steel Bridge Competition at the ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My goal is to bring forth success and prestige to NAU and our ASCE student chapter.

Funny Fact: I like to beat box

Sierra Shultz

Age: 21
Hometown: Mammoth lakes, CA

Education: Northern Arizona University

Major: Civil Engineering

Work Experience: Mammoth Lakes, CA Engineering Intern

About Me: Me: I am strongly considering doing structural engineering after graduation. I am very excited about the steel bridge project because I feel that it will give me good experience with design. It is also so exciting that our design will actually be fabricated and tested. I am determined to do well on this project because it is such a great opportunity and our only chance to ever do this. I have always been interested in bridge design, so this is the perfect project to help me get a better idea of how to actually design a bridge.

Funny Fact: When I was a little girl I used to think that English muffins were called angel muffins.

Shuai Jang

Age: 20
Hometown: Dongyang, China

Education: Xi'an Petroleum University, Northern Arizona University

Major: Civil Engineering

Work Experience: China, Construction Company

About Me: I am planning to be a constructor. My wish is to build up great architecture in the future, not only the buildings, but also bridges. So I think, what I do in steel bridge competition will give me some experience with design in these areas.

Funny Fact: I am an Apple products killer, I have already broken all types of products by accident.

Combined we are Lumberjacks


A team forged in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ is made up of unique individuals each bringing diverse ideas to the table.