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A new fellow for UA

Layton Dudley

Samwel Zephaniah, a native of Kenya, received his bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Nairobi. After completing that, he chose to study at The University of Alabama to receive a doctorate degree. Zephaniah will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the federation’s annual multi-day leadership and orientation program. CW | Layton Dudley

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Zephaniah will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the federation’s annual multi-day leadership and 
orientation program.

Zephaniah, a native of Kenya, received his bachelor’s and master’s in civil engineering from the University of Nairobi. He said he chose to study at The University of Alabama to receive a doctorate degree.

“I believe civil engineering in Alabama is one of the best in the United 
States,” he said.

Zephaniah has written three publications on transportation engineering since 2009 and has worked as a transportation consultant for Abdul Mullick Associates Ltd. and as a civil engineer for the United Nations Development Program. He is currently a graduate research and teaching assistant of Steven L. Jones, Jr.

The IRF said the program Zephaniah will attend is beneficial for 
fellows’ futures.

“Once you become a fellow of the IRF, you join another community of leaders and future leaders in transportation,” Zephaniah said.

He said the program will expose him to some of the most influential seminars, people, organizations and training programs of his career.

The IRF has a worldwide focus and is full of diverse workers. Zephaniah said he is looking forward to the experience.

“The IRF brings global transport sector experts together,” he said. This makes him a more internationally 
enlightened engineer.

Zephaniah is predicted to earn his doctorate in 2016. After his fellowship, he said he plans to work in the private sector and provide consultant services to donor
 communities and road agencies.

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