2020-21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer, City of El Cajon
Yazmin Arellano-Torres is the Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of El Cajon, California. Yazmin is a Registered Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor in the State of California with over 20 years of experience in municipal engineering. Yazmin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a combined Masters Degree in Business Administration/Industrial Engineering from CETYS Universidad Mexicali, Mexico. Yazmin has been an active member of ASCE since 1992 serving at different capacities over the years including Engineering Student Council Representative at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, President of the ASCE Imperial Valley Branch, and Vice-President of the ASCE San Diego Section. Yazmin is currently finishing the term as ASCE San Diego Section President-Elect and serving as one of the ASCE Representatives in the San Diego County Engineering Council responsible for the celebration of engineering contributions to society annually through E-Week.
Project Manager, Rick Engineering
Ms. Lauren Ferrell is a Project Manager and civil engineer at Rick Engineering Company with over 13 years of professional experience. She has extensive engineering and management experience leading multi-discipline teams to complete preliminary, environmental, and final design for transportation and transit centered projects. In addition to completing challenging environmental and engineering projects, Lauren specializes in storm water industrial and construction compliance management.
Lauren is a San Diego native who graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Diego State University (SDSU) in Civil Engineering. Lauren actively participates in leadership roles through industry associations and community involvement, including Past President of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) San Diego County Chapter and recipient of the 2018 WTS International Member of the Year Award. She is a mentor for SDSUs Aztec Mentor Program that support college students as they move from campus to career. She currently is involved with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation & Land Development Committee. Lauren looks forward to joining the ASCE board and serving the local civil engineering community.
Vice President, C2 Group
Molly Amendt has 15 years of professional experience and is currently a Vice President at C2 Group, leading the company’s utility projects. While studying for her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo she joined the student section of ASCE, and was immediately hooked on the group’s comradery and learning opportunities. She spent several years on the student board and captained the concrete canoe team her senior year. Landing at San Diego Gas and Electric after college, she supported electric transmission projects, and had the opportunity to be a construction manager for the Sunrise Powerlink Project, and take roles in distribution operations, fire-hardening efforts and the company’s first electric vehicle charging station program. Molly served on the San Diego ASCE YMF board for several years, and would like to extend her contributions to the local section as the Vice President, strengthening connections with the YMF and APWA, while bringing the perspective of a leader in a local woman-owned engineering company.
Senior Engineer, Kimley-Horn
Principal Engineer, West Coast Civil, Inc.
Principal Project Manager, Parsons
Craig Shannon has 19 years of professional experience and is currently a Principal Project Manager at Parsons. Craig has spent his entire career working in San Diego, starting with his first internship with Simon Wong Engineering that coincided with his third year of college at UC San Diego. As a project manager for the Parsons, Craig designs and manages transportation related projects throughout Southern California with a heavy focus on bridges and structures. Craig also serves as a bridge area manager for the San Diego office managing a staff of bridge engineers. His professional society experience includes working with the ASCE Transportation Group as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and finally as Chair. He has also served many roles for the San Diego Younger Member Forum (YMF), which include Golf Tournament Chair, Membership Chair, Awards Chair, President-Elect and President. Craig is currently finishing his term as President on the Section Board. Craig would like to put his extensive experience with ASCE to good use by continuing his service on the Board in the position of Past-President.
Associate, Water Resources, Wood Rodgers, Inc.
Senior Civil Engineer, City of San Diego
Civil Engineer, Najars Engineering
Civil Engineer, Moffatt Nichol
Alex is a registered Professional Civil Engineer at Moffatt & Nichol with over 7 years of bridge engineering experience. She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and completed her Master’s in Structural Engineering at Tufts University with research focused on bridge Structural Health Monitoring. Alex has been an active member of the ASCE San Diego Younger Member Forum (YMF) since moving to San Diego in 2014; her roles in the organization have included President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Website Chair. She looks forward to continuing her ASCE service as YMF Director for the ASCE San Diego Section.
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