Nicholas H. Gross, formerly of West Tisbury, has been hired as a public involvement specialist/planner at the Boston engineering consulting firm Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates. Nicholas graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2009, and from UMass Amherst with a bachelor's degree in environmental design in 2013. Before coming to Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates, Nicholas worked as a transportation intern at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission in Oak Bluffs.