“Devote yourself to your community around you & devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
- Mitch Albom
ASCE has been a part of my engineering career since the very beginning. It was an organization I originally joined to boost my resume and meet new people who would potentially turn into future colleagues. But what I could have never predicted was that this organization would introduce me to life-long friends, influential mentors, and a community of individuals ready to invest in me and my future. As I have continued my involvement over the years I am challenged to continually grow as an engineer and a leader in our industry. It has been an amazing development process that I would have never experienced if I had not walked through those concrete lab doors at Fresno State into my first general meeting my freshman year in college.
I feel so blessed to be in the Fresno ASCE community and am now so honored to serve as the 2018-2019 Younger Member Forum President. The Fresno ASCE Branch is a unique group whose members genuinely care about the success of those involved. We are a community who wants to give back to the profession we all love, to the future generations of civil engineers and to our local area. Our YMF is a big family… we strive to provide an environment where friendships can be formed, where personal growth is a priority, and where fun is a must! ASCE is the organization ready to invest in you if you are ready to invest in it; so get involved today. My experience started with a simple invitation, so consider this message yours… Come join us this year as we make memories, impact our local community and encourage each other to be the best engineers we can be. We are a passionate group of people who are looking to make a difference. Your board of officers this year will provide opportunities for the Fresno younger members to connect within, outreach to our community, and bridge the gap between students and professionals.
This organization has made a difference in my life which is why I devote my time and efforts to ensuring this community and family we’ve all come to love, continues to create something that gives us all purpose and meaning!