Daniel Franco

B.S.C.E, 2015

M.S.C.E, 2016

Geotechnical Engineer, GEI Consultants, Inc.
Licensed Professional Engineer; TX, CO

As an Aggie

Daniel Franco grew up in Hobbs, NM. He began his undergraduate studies at New Mexico State University in 2011. Daniel was inspired to pursue professional engineering licensure (P.E.) while
taking CE 151 as a freshman. Daniel’s favorite moment as an Aggie was competing at the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Johnston, Pennsylvania in 2014. It was a terrific opportunity to compete against other schools at the national level and represent NMSU.

After Graduation

Daniel works as a geotechnical engineer in the dam industry performing geotechnical investigations, embankment and natural slope stability analysis, and construction management and inspection. Notable projects he has worked on include earthquake damaged building evaluations in Alaska and tailings geotechnical investigations in Mexico. These projects presented unique geotechnical engineering challenges at sites around the world. His best moment as a professional was becoming a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Colorado in 2019, eight years after taking CE 151.

Additional Ventures

Daniel had the opportunity to attend field observations for a state-of-the-art cutter soil mixing shoring system designed for use during the construction of the one-billion-dollar Oceanwide Towers project in San Francisco, California.

“Keep learning and developing yourself in whatever you value. Be patient in all aspects of life.
Don’t forget to have fun along the way.”

-Daniel Franco