I am incredibly passionate about professional community engagement and maintain a pulse in multiple groups, including WEF, CSWEA, ASCE, and other local groups. Recognition I've received includes:
- One of ten individuals nationally recognized as a New Face of Civil Engineering, College Edition, by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2014)
- Received the Rising Star award from the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals (TBAEP), in part for founding and developing the USF student chapter (more here)
- One of eight individuals selected nationally by ASCE to attend the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference, 2013
In the photo below, I'm standing with Kris Morico at the National Association of Environmental Managers (NAEM) conference. Kris was my mentor through the ASCE e-mentor program for several years. Through that time, all of our communication was via email and phone calls. Finally, in 2017, we got to meet in person at the NAEM conference.
I am proud to have been the founding President of the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals at USF student chapter (2012), where I managed the growth of the chapter from officer recruitment, event advertisement and fund raising from start to finish. I recruited and led a team of 6 officers to grow the chapter to over 100 members in less than 1 year. Together, we arranged over 20 professional guest speakers for events benefitting students' career development
Photo: First class of TBAEP@USF officers. Each individual made special contributions to the growth and success of TBAEP@USF and they have all gone on to have successful careers in fields like Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, and Research.