President: Elyssa Dixon, PE

Elyssa is an Environmental Engineer at SoundEarth Strategies with expertise in stormwater and remediation. She grew up in Issaquah and graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a BS in Environmental Engineering. Elyssa moved back to Seattle shortly after graduating and has been involved with ASCE since 2013 as the Sports Chair and MC for the Popsicle Stick Bridge competition. She is also a Corresponding Member on the ASCE Committee on Younger Members. In her free time, Elyssa enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, traveling, photography, and reading.


President-Elect: Romulos Ragudos

Romulos is a Staff Geotechnical Engineer at PanGEO,Inc. Romulos was born and raised in Seattle and earned his BSCE. and MSCE. from the University of Washington. Romulos provides engineering support for a variety of projects in the Pacific Northwest including subsurface explorations, foundation design, liquefaction analysis, and construction monitoring.

In his free time he enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, eating delicious food, playing his saxophone, and cheering on the Huskies. GO DAWGS!!


Secretary: Ann Albright, EIT

Ann is a civil design engineer at KPFF, Consulting Engineers in Seattle. She went to UW (go Dawgs!) and is originally from Colorado. She loves coffee and hiking, and has a special love for canoeing. She has been involved with ASCE since college, acting as the ASCE UW Chapter peresident for her senior year. She is currently the Seattle ASCE Younger Member Forum Secretary. Look for her emails twice a month to get updated on current YMF events!


Treasurer: Bobbie Gilmour, EIT

Bobbie is a civil/environmental engineer with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, with experience in reservoir, water, and wastewater treatment projects. She regularly works on planning, design, and construction projects for municipalities, including support for project task coordination, design and cost analysis, construction observation/inspection, and document control/management. Much of Bobbie’s recent work has involved providing construction management and engineering services during construction; Bobbie has worked full-time in the field on a $350 million wastewater treatment plant. She earned her B.S. from Seattle University, where she became involved with ASCE along with other engineering societies. In her spare time, she loves to crochet, bake, hang out with friends and with her cat.


Board Representative/Mentorship: Don Nguyen, PE

Don is a bridge engineer with HDR Inc. He holds both a BSCE and MSCE from the University of Washington. He is a PE and holds certifications for Greenroads and Envision. He has held a few positions within ASCE YMF, including President and Popsicle Stick Bridge Chair. Don has worked on the design and analysis of cable stayed bridges, segmentally constructed concrete girder bridges, and is currently working on the Marion Street Pedestrian Bridge. Don likes to spend his time outside of the office by baking, crocheting, volunteering, backpacking, and playing board games.


Past Executive: Jared Nakamoto, PE

Jared is a transportation engineer for WSP in their Seattle office where his project work consists of traffic signal, signing, channelization, MOT/traffic control, ITS, illumination and drainage design. He graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and has held various positions with the Seattle YMF.

In his spare time, Jared enjoys traveling, eating, attending concerts, playing sports and spending time with friends and family.


PSB Co-Chair: Daniel Worthen, EIT

Daniel is a Transportation Design Engineer for KPFF in their Seattle office where he focuses on Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit Civil improvements. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) where he was the Freshman Recruitment Officer for the student UAA ASCE club, and the President of the Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) club. Daniel was the Transportation Chair for the Western Region Younger Member Conference (WRYMC) hosted in Alaska in 2016, and has held the position of East Side Social Chair, Executive Forum Chair, and is currently the Popsicle Stick Bridge Chair for the Seattle ASCE YMF Chapter.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys playing soccer, traveling the world, being with friends and family, and working on real estate.


PSB Co-Chair: Marlo Chumioque

Marlo is a Civil/Airport Engineer with Orion Engineers & Associates. He holds both a BSCE and MSCE from the University of Florida where he focused in Structural Engineering. Since taking part in the Aviation industry he has been involved in multiple airport projects, ranging from general aviation airports to commercial/international airports all over the states. Marlo moved to Seattle where he joined Orion and has been involve in a variety of projects along the west coast and the state of Hawaii. Having been part of the Steel Bridge competition back in college, he is excited to get back into model scale competition as a PSB Co-Chair for the Seattle ASCE YMF Chapter.


Executive Forum: Glenn Schwantes

Glenn is a transportation engineer and project manager at HNTB focusing on light rail/transit design and construction. Hailing from Madison, Wi, Glenn attended The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, earning a BS in civil engineering with a focus in transportation. Shortly after graduating Glenn moved to Seattle to work on highway design, eventually transitioning to manage light rail design. He draws on his experiences with many past roles in professional organizations including fundraising, outreach, and event planning, to lead the Executive Forum planning effort in 2019.


K-12 Student Outreach: Katarina Kubiniec

Katarina is a civil design engineer with KPFF. Her projects include residential homes, schools, corporate campuses, and mixed-use buildings around Washington and Oregon. She earned her B.S. from University of Washington in 2018, where she participated in Steel Bridge Team and served on the student ASCE board.

In her free time, Katarina enjoys figure skating, skiing, hiking, climbing, being not as bad at archery as she was expecting, kayaking, and cooking.


Professional Development: Damani Nkeiruka

Damani is a Transportation Engineer at Transpo Group. He works on a variety of transportation designs including traffic signal systems, illumination, channelization, traffic control, ITS, and roundabout geometrics. He attended Santa Clara University where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering. In his free time, Damani enjoys sports (he’s an avid golfer), video games, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog, Monroe.


Community Service Chair: Shirley Wu, EIT

Shirley is an environmental engineer with a focus on water quality and a barista with top-notch Yelp reviews. She holds an MSCE from the University of Washington and a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. She is interested in water resources (particularly storm water and green infrastructure) and remediation and has a background in soil biology, field research, watershed management, and habitat restoration. She volunteers her free time to restoration and rain garden projects with Sustainable Seattle and Stewardship Partners and is involved in other engineering societies in addition to the ASCE. Her outside interests include practicing yoga, attempting to power lift, attending shows, trying new things, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the great outdoors.


Sports Chair: Leo Moyer, PE

Leo Moyer is a structural designer with Tetra Tech who specializes in the design of structural concrete and steel for large civil works projects. He has been an employee in their Bellevue office since 2008 and has worked on such projects as the expansion of the Panama Canal and the construction of a floodwall in New Orleans. Leo grew up in the Seattle area and graduated with a BS from the University of Washington. In addition to organizing the Eastside networking events, he also plays on the YMF soccer team.


Westside Networking: Matt Thomas

Matt is a transportation engineer with the Parametrix in downtown Seattle. He earned is BSCE from Seattle University in 2014 after having moved to the Seattle area in 2010. This is his second chair position with the Seattle YMF, the first being as the golf chair in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. As a member of Parametrix, Matt works in a role colloquially known as a "plangineer" assuming responsibilities of both a transportation planner and transportation engineer while also requiring both skillsets. A couple of his favorite projects include working on the SR 410 Bonney Lake to Enumclaw Corridor Study, the Redmond Link Light Rail, and Metro's Rapid Ride Expansion. In his free time, he enjoys training for the next STP and RSVP, embracing his inner outdoorsman with backpacking trips in the many National Parks and Forests of the Pacific Northwest, and traveling the world, so far having tackled Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.


Eastside Networking: Eamaan Tabatabai

Eamaan is a senior geotechnical engineer with Katerra, with experience in residential and commercial development projects throughout the United States. He grew up in Redmond and earned his BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Washington. Eamaan specializes in efficient construction techniques, foundation systems, shoring systems, and rapid obtainment of geotechnical information.

In his free time, Eamaan enjoys swimming, playing basketball, traveling to warm climates, spending time with friends and family, and attending Washington Huskies sporting events. Go Dawgs!


UW Liaison: Peter Deng

Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Peter is a structural design engineer at KPFF Consulting Engineers in Seattle. Since joining in 2016, he has been involved with a wide spectrum of projects ranging from large multi-building properties in residential, commercial, health care, and transportation sectors to smaller educational, tribal, tenant improvement, and site structures. Given that most of his projects are in Seattle, Peter experiences firsthand the impact they have on the local community. Peter was part of the ASCE student board at the University of Washington (BSCE ’14) and went on to graduate studies at Stanford University (MSCE ’16). At the YMF level, Peter has been involved with high school outreach in the past two Popsicle Stick Bridge competitions. In his spare time, Peter enjoys bicycling, paddling, hiking, hi-fi audio, and traveling.


SU Liaison: Bianca Casem, EIT

Bianca is a structural design engineer with Swenson Say Fagét, with her K9 coworker, Berkeley. Her projects range from commercial developments to single and multifamily residential homes around western Washington. She earned her B.S. from Seattle University in 2015, where she became involved with ASCE.

In her free time, Bianca enjoys bouldering, traveling, photography, eating, touring local breweries, attending concerts, building Legos, and playing with her pup Berkeley.


Social Media Chair: Cristina Olivares, EIT

Cristina is an environmental engineer at King County restoring rivers, wetlands, estuaries, and shorelines. She is a Los Angeles native who fell in love with the redwoods and graduated in Environmental Resources Engineering at Humboldt State University. She moved up to the PNW to pursue river restoration work and Seattle was the best fit per the extensive delphi matrix that was developed. She likes to snuggle with her cats, practice yoga, backpack into the mountains, and find a balance between good coffee and good beer.


Scholarship Chair: Wayne Chang

Wayne is a civil engineer with experience in project management and engineering design/build for Humanitarian projects around the world from typhoon disaster recovery in the Philippines, to conflict zones in South Sudan, to refugee camps in Tanzania. Projects range from design/build of a hospital wing to repair of a community level water system spanning kilometers across a mountain side. On the home front, Wayne has experience working at a private engineering consulting firm as well as local city government. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering at Washington State University. During his free time, you can find him tinkering on a build project, riding the beautiful mountain roads of the pacific northwest or enjoying a good video game.


Webmaster: Eric Knigge

Eric is a transportation engineer who has experience in traffic operations and more recently in the delivery and operation of toll system projects. He attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate and masters degrees. In his free time he enjoys reading, backpacking, learning new things, photography, cooking, running, traveling, hiking, biking, programming, camping, and climbing.


Mentorship: Schyler Bearman, PE, ENV SP

Schyler is a Stormwater Engineer with WSP USA in their Seattle office where she works on the drainage design and stormwater analysis for roadway and site development projects. Before joining WSP five years ago, she worked at a consulting firm in Woodridge, Illinois, V3 Companies, for a year and a half after earning her BS from Washington State University. In her free time, Schyler likes to spend time with her husband, family and friends, try new restaurants in Seattle and hop on the ferry for the occasional weekend on the Olympic Peninsula.


At Large Chair: Swapna Sridharan

Swapna is a Water Resources Engineer at Osborn Consulting Inc., with expertise in stormwater design for roadway and site development projects. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011 with a Masters (M.S) degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Swapna provides project management, engineering design and construction support for various State and City projects in Washington. In her spare time, Swapna enjoys dancing, hiking, watching sports and travel.


At Large: Carson Cheung, EIT

Carson is a Staff Geotechnical Engineer-in-training at GeoResources, LLC. Carson was born in Hong Kong and moved to Seattle when he was 17. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Carson has been working for GeoResources since 2016. Carson provides engineering support for a wide variety of projects in Puget Sound area including retaining wall and temporary shoring designs, slope stability analyses, subsurface explorations, critical areas assessments, construction monitoring, and various laboratory testing.

In his free time, Carson enjoys building LEGOs (like a true engineer), playing piano, playing soccer and basketball, and spending time with friends and family.


At Large: Marcus Miller, PE

Marcus has transitioned to a role as a Construction Project Manager for CBRE Heery at the Port of Seattle, following a background in structural design work. After earning his PE license and graduating with a BSCE and MSCE from the University of Arizona, he took a two-year cubicle hiatus to volunteer as a project manager to oversee the design and construction of a five storied women’s shelter in Nepal. In returning to the US, Marcus relocated to Seattle, where his weekend escapes take him on mountain trails while he saves funds for upcoming international adventures.

Section News

Annual Scholarships Now Open for Civil Engineering Students
Apply by April 20, 2019


ASCE WRE Lunch Presentation
April 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Brown & Caldwell Seattle Office

ASCE Seattle Section Dinner Meeting Register
April 24, 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Executive Inn, Seattle

ASCE COPRI Seattle Chapter Meeting Register
April 24, 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Mirabella, Seattle

ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group - Spring Short Course 2019: Excavation Support & Dewatering Register
April 26, 7:15am - 4:30pm | Columbia Tower Club, Seattle

ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group - Spring Seminar 2019: Excavation Support & Dewatering Register
April 27, 8:00am - 5:00pm | Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

Rebuilding Together 2019 - Volunteer Opportunity Register
April 27, 8:00am - 4:00pm | West Seattle

ASCE YMF Tech Talk: Construction Observation and Inspection
April 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Kennedy Jenks, Seattle

UW Student Presentation Judges Needed
April 30, 5:00pm - 6:30pm | More Hall, University of Washington, Seattle

ASCE Volunteer Opportunity: Curiosity Days
May 4 & May 5 | Pacific Science Center, Seattle

ASCE YMF Annual Executive Forum
May 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Seattle Central Library

ASCE Volunteers Needed
Urban Development & Transportation Committee & Legislative Committee



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