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Ethan Gingerich - Bridge Program Director

Ethan Gingerich graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in civil engineering and a focus on structures meanwhile leading a Bridges to Prosperity team in Nicaragua. In addition to serving as the Bridges to Prosperity University Program Coordinator, Ethan worked with JZ Engineering – a structural engineering firm in Harrisonburg, Virginia – on sustainable structures and international and domestic development projects. Ethan has been interested in international development since high school and gained his first experience with pedestrian bridges on a trip to Guatemala while interning with JZ Engineering after his sophomore year of college. Upon returning to school, he joined the University Of Iowa chapter of Bridges to Prosperity and helped them complete bridges in Nicaragua in 2012 and 2013. Ethan joined the Bridges to Prosperity Board of Directors as the voting representative of the University Program in 2013 before stepping off to join the staff in September 2014. He joined the Engineers in Action team as Bridge Program Director in 2018. In addition to bridges, Ethan enjoys basketball, biking, hiking, trail running, backpacking, cliff jumping, reading, cheering for the Bulls, listening to Taylor Swift, and spending time with family and friends.