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2014-2015 Board of Directors

ASCE LA YMF is proud to officially announce our new 2014-2015 Board of Directors!  Please help us welcome them into their new positions by joining us at the MLAB Awards and Installation Dinner this Fall (details to be announced).  We look forward to a very successful year and thank everyone for your continued commitment and support.

Executive Board

Past-President – George Huang

President – Jane Tran

President Elect – Phillip Davies

Vice President – Sabrina Rivera

Treasurer – Michael Howie

Secretary – Zsolt Horvath


Committee Chairs

PE Review Chair – Ruwanke Purasinghe, Kayvan Mahramzadeh, Tina Tran

Scholarship Coordinator – Jinny Huang, Cindy Huang

Social Events Coordinator – Emi Fuji, James Suk

Sports Events Coordinator – Anish Saraiya

Student Night Job Fair/Awards Banquet – Nazanin Hajaty, Sean Ryan, Nargiss Majrooh

University Outreach Coordinator – Benjamin Baker, Ben Wong

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition – Linda Luu, Laura Rockett

Community Service – Kaitlin Hannon

Historian – Paul Choy

K-12 Outreach – Julian Garcia, Michael Howie, Brian Phan

Membership – Dana Robertson

LA Section YMF Newsletter Editor – Dana Wall

Professional Development Coordinator – Thuy Nguyen

Engineer’s Week Chair – Sabrina Rivera, Xiaomin You

CANstruction Chair – Kaitlin Hannon

Webmaster – (Consultant)


Jane Tran, P.E., President-Elect
George Huang, P.E., President
LA YMF Nomination Committee


Upcoming LA YMF Events

  • From August 21, 2014 7:00 pm to August 21, 2014 8:45 pm

    Event Information:

    Join us for a special evening walking tour with the LA Conservancy of Downtown LA’s Modern Skyline! By day, the glass and steel towers of the business district exude corporate power. Yet by night, glowing windows, evocative lighting, and reflective skins transform these Modern monoliths into a beautiful and mysterious landscape.

    This special walking tour takes an evening stroll among the architecture, public art, and plazas of downtown's Bunker Hill area. The tour ends at the Bona Vista Lounge at the top of the futuristic Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, for no-host cocktails, dining, and spectacular nighttime views. Guests will enjoy discounts on select cocktails.

    Unfortunately we've sold out of our discounted tickets. The good news is that you can still come! You may purchase tickets for the same night directly from the LA Conservancy for just $10 here:  https://www.laconservancy.org/event/475. Please let Laura (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know if you are coming so we can keep you in the loop on our plans for the evening. 

    Interested in this tour but can’t make it out on the night we’re going? Check out all the great walking tours with the LA Conservancy here:  https://www.laconservancy.org/walking-tours.

    2014-08-21 19:00:00
    2014-08-21 20:45:00
  • From August 31, 2014 12:00 pm to August 31, 2014 2:00 pm

    Event Information:

    Our next community service event will be a Community Cleanup on Sunday, August 31st in Venice Beach. This event is hosted by Angel City Brewery, who will supply volunteer t-shirts, gloves, trash bags, trash pickers as well as some post-cleanup food and drinks. We will meet at noon and pick up trash in the neighborhood and/or beach for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours.

    2014-08-31 12:00:00
    2014-08-31 14:00:00
  • From September 13, 2014 7:30 pm to September 13, 2014 10:00 pm

    Event Information:

    It’s summertime which means it’s time to enjoy some great music at the Hollywood Bowl! This year we will be attending The Simpsons Take the Bowl. The Simpsons is longest running American sitcom ever and widely considered to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time. (Toting 28 Primetime Emmys® to prove it!)

    Join us for this Saturday Spectacular where the Hollywood Bowl orchestra will accompany some of your favorite Simpsons scenes on the big screen. The event will be filled with plenty of special guests, Conan O'Brien and Weird Al to name a few, and of course, a fireworks finale! Woo-Hoo!

    Click here to view flyer. Cost is $40 for ASCE members and $47 for non-ASCE members. Tickets are Rows 1 and 2 in Section K2. All are welcome!

    Click here to register and secure your ticket for this exciting event.

    Please contact Emi Fujii at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or for more information. 

    2014-09-13 19:30:00
    2014-09-13 22:00:00
  • From September 19, 2014 8:00 am to September 19, 2014 5:00 pm

    Event Information:

    LA YMF is hosting an one-day technical seminar featuring the industry's best practices in construction claims management. The workshop leaders will include Mr. Joe Seibold, P.E., Executive Vice President of ARCADIS and Ms. Christi Fu, P.E., Project Claims Analyst at ARCADIS. This is a great program for members who are involved in construction projects or who would like to learn more about construction management and avoidance of claims. A total of 7 PDH and/or 7 MCLE credit hours can be earned by participating in this seminar. Click here to view flyer for class schedule and information.

    Click here to register for the event. Please contact Sean Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    2014-09-19 08:00:00
    2014-09-19 17:00:00
  • From September 24, 2014 6:00 pm to September 24, 2014 7:30 pm

    Event Information:

    Although engineers are highly skilled in applying technical know-how to solve complex problems and build magnificent projects, they often lack the soft skills needed to climb the corporate ladder.

    “Engineer Your Own Success: 7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career” is a seminar in which author Anthony Fasano, P.E., provides the missing link between technical and social intelligence by educating engineers on how to develop interpersonal communicative skills, build an effective network, work through challenges, and set clear career goals.

    Click here to view flyer. This event is FREE for students and ASCE Members! Non-Members are only $10.

    Click here to register for the event. Please contact the event coordinator, Thuy Nguyen, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


    2014-09-24 18:00:00
    2014-09-24 19:30:00
  • From September 25, 2014 8:00 am to September 27, 2014 4:00 pm

    Event Information:

    The Institute for Engineering Career Development (IECD) will be hosting a leadership series for young, motivated engineers in Southern California on Sept 25th-27th at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. The 3-day event will feature sessions by some of today's top civil engineering leaders, professional development speakers, as well as local technical tours and many fun networking opportunities. Topics include:

    Keys to Effective Communication
    Business Development for Engineers
    How to Apply Strategies to Get Immediate Results
    Mastermind Group Coaching Workshop
    NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center Technical Tour
    And much more...

    ASCE members will receive discounted pricing. Tickets sell quickly so sign up early to make sure you don't miss out! More information can be found at www.IECDfallmeetup.com or by emailing Betty Arellano at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2014-09-25 08:00:00
    2014-09-27 16:00:00
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LA YMF Calendar


08.21.2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PE Review Course: Transportation


08.21.2014 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Modern Skyline by Moonlight Walking Tour w/ LA Conservancy


08.23.2014 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PE Review Course: Construction


08.28.2014 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monthly Happy Hour


08.31.2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Cleanup Event

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Our Events Calendar is constantly being updated on our webpage. Keep apprised of our exciting upcoming events from your Web-based or Outlook calendars by clicking on the link here to download our event feed into your calendar. Feel free to contact Kayvan Mahramzadeh at kmahramzadeh@hntb.com for more information.

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