Hello everyone! I am Antonio, a 1st master's student in the Structural Engineering and Geomechanics program. I graduated in December 2020 from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in civil engineering. During my undergrad, I completed two internships, one in land development and another in roadway design. While I became familiar with Autocad and Microstation through these experiences, none of my industry experience has yet introduced me to parametric design concepts or software. I am very excited about this course, as I know that in the field of structural design parametric design is the future! Additionally, I am curious to learn more about “optimization” and what that implies in the context of this course.