Parfait Masungi


Dear Forbesians!

My name is Parfait Masungi. I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering where I conduct research on the mechanics and design of steel structures (bridges and buildings).

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I completed my undergraduate education in Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). During my undergraduate experience at UTSA, I served and participated in various organizations and was also involved in undergraduate research. Before joining Princeton University, I worked as a Civil Design Engineer in Texas.

My life journey has granted me opportunities and the ability to speak, read, and write in multiple languages such as English, French, Lingala, Spanish, and others. My favorite sports are soccer and American football. I enjoy playing various instruments such as percussion, drums, and piano. I am currently teaching myself how to play the bass guitar.

Definitely, do reach out or knock on my door if you want to discuss and talk about anything (school, classes, research, sports, art, music, life, etc.).

I look forward to meeting each of you and hope to organize great events for you all. I am excited to hear about everyone's journeys, interests, and goals because you are becoming part of a fantastic community.

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