Birthplace: Bad Honnef Am Rhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Hometown: Cary, NC
Current Residence: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Bachelor’s Degree: NC State University–B.S. Biological Engineering; Minor: German
Master’s Degree: University of Minnesota–M.S. Civil Engineering; Minor: Water Resources Science; Advisors: Gulliver, Finlay
Postbaccalaureate Certificate: University of Minnesota–Stream Restoration Science and Engineering; Advisors: Voller, Paola
Prospective Degree: University of Minnesota–PhD Civil Engineering; Minor: Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior; Advisors: Gulliver, Finlay
About: Vini is dedicated to ensuring that environmentally-friendly cities are socially sustainable by partnering with community organizations to prevent green gentrification. His PhD research is focused on managing stormwater ponds for phosphorus retention, and his passions include learning languages and advocating for social justice.