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Government Affairs


Marcelino Ascensio is currently a Civil Engineering Associate with the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE). Prior to joining BOE Marcelino served as part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s LARiverWorks team directly responsible for infrastructure policy, project engineering, and management support related to the LA River Revitalization Master Plan. Mr. Ascensio has also worked as a Project Manager for the Walt Disney Company. Marcelino is a first generation college student and has a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In his spare time Marcelino enjoys surfing, hiking, and dodgeball.

Marcelino Ascensio - Government Affairs Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum


Luis is an Assistant Engineer at m6 Consulting Inc. He conducts plan review for various jurisdictions and works on grading, draininage, and structural design projects. Luis  joined ASCE while obtaining his B.S. in Civil Engineering at CSUN. He served in various board positions and in the Steel Bridge team. Outside of ASCE he worked in Associated Students, bringing awareness to campus elections and raising student voter turnout. Luis enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, traveling, and hanging out at Disneyland.

Luis Molina - Government Affairs Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

About the Commitee

ASCE LA YMF visits local, regional, and federal government agencies that represent the Metropolitan Los Angeles Areas as well as works on a variety of different infrastructure report cards for the region, state, and nationally. During these visits with politicians, we aim to be the advocates for change within our engineering community as there are very few engineering politicians. Our hope is to create a better future for our community and we hope to do that by promoting bills that will enhance the amount of capital projects being done to improve our infrastructure and better our infrastructure report grade.

Every year, we host a City Drive-In, where we inform the City of Los Angeles' Council Districts of the important issues that affect engineers as well as how it will help all of their constituents. We provide attendees a training and briefing on all the issues as well as how to speak and approach the council districts during these scheduled meetings.

In addition, to our hosted Drive-Ins, we attend the Sacramento Fly-In and National Fly-In to Capital Hill in Washington DC. These are similar events but on a larger scale. If you are interested in learning more of these events, please contact Marcelino Ascensio or Luis Molina for more information.