Zachary Jordan-Smith just finished his freshman year at UofL. The Louisville native studies civil engineering at the JB Speed School, calling it his “raison d’etre.”
“For as long as I can remember, I was fascinated by civil engineering, even when I didn’t know it yet. Ever since I was a child, I was intrigued by the structures that surrounded us. Skyscrapers whose sheer height and beauty left me in awe as the magnificent structures seemed to scrape the skies and reach to the heavens. Bridges whose legs pierce the vast depths of the oceans that bring not only people, but ideas and culture that change society for the better. I would always wonder how these structures came to be and how people like you and me constructed these grand structures from the ground up,” Jordan-Smith said.
This lifelong curiosity is why he chose to attend UofL. When he’s done, he wants to open up his own business.
Jordan-Smith is part of the Community Foundation of Louisville’s #ScholarsofKentucky campaign, and is also a recipient of CFL’s William J. Kircher Memorial Scholarship.
Photo provided by Caleb Perry Photography.