Jessica Gorski

Updated 2021/07/29

M.S. Student (Graduate Research Assistant)
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Fitts-Woolard Hall, Room 3121
915 Partners Way
Raleigh NC 27607

I am a recent graduate of North Carolina State University, and I am excited to continue my education with the CCEE Department. As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to participate in multiple research projects with the coastal engineering team. My first research experience was funded by the College of Engineering’s Women and Minority Summer Research Program. After completing the 10-week research project, I started an undergraduate research assistant position and was introduced to the morphological model eXtreme Beach (XBeach). Since then, the majority of my research experience has been focused on nearshore morphodynamics and erosional modeling. Previously, I assisted a project funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looking at the morphological response of a beach nourishment project located in Nags Head, North Carolina. As a research assistant, I helped in the development and training of a morphological emulator. Future work for this project includes incorporating climate change projections and investigating how these projections may impact the shoreline response.

I am working on a Department of Defense project, Forecasting Coastal Impacts from Tropical Cyclones along the US East and Gulf Coasts using the ADCIRC Prediction System, where I will be focusing on the sediment transport portion of the coastal impact forecasting. I am looking forward to using XBeach as a tool for erosional forecasting and collaborating with a larger team of researchers across the country.


M.S. Civil Engineering

  • North Carolina State University, 2023 (intended)

B.S. Civil Engineering

  • North Carolina State University, 2021
  • University Scholars Program

Professional Experience:

Loureiro Engineering Associates

  • Structural Engineering Intern
    • Aided in the design and detailing of structural projects
    • Utilized RISA, REVIT, TEDDS and other structural software
    • Performed job site visits and developed marketing materials for past project


A Gharagozlou, JC Dietrich, TC Massey, DL Anderson, JF Gorski, MF Overton. “Formation of a Barrier Island Breach and its Contributions to Lagoonal Circulation,” Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, in revision.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Student Member
  • Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) – Student Member