Isaac Karanja

is a Rise Georgia Fellow and a graduate student at The University of Texas, San Antonio, MS Civil Engineering student with a concentration in Geotechnics. He was born and bred in Kenya, East Africa. Lived in South Africa for 7 years while pursuing his undergrad and postgrad studies. On-Campus, he is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers ( NSBE @ UTSA), a society that encourages the growth of minority representation in the STEM field. He’s also an academic mentor at Equity Group Foundation and MasterCard Foundation Scholar (Cohort 2015 @MCFUP). Throughout his life he has been guided by the principles of always acting in good faith, making decisions that are best for all parties involved in the long run, and a constant quest for personal growth and development. He envisions attaining his PE license and impacting others positively. As a scholar, he believes in giving back to societies.