Claris is a Civil Engineering Associate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. She graduated from CSUN with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is currently working on her Masters in Structural Engineering. As a freshman, she first became involved with ASCE through Steel Bridge. Her passion for the organization led her to branch out to other aspects of ASCE by becoming Concrete Canoe Aesthetics Lead, Secretary, and President during her four years at CSUN. Claris is a major foodie and you can catch her eating KBBQ or snapping pics of her food.

Claris Rivera - University Outreach

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power - LA Younger Member Forum


Gurjot is a Water Resources Engineer for Craftwater Engineering, a small stormwater engineering consulting firm focusing on Safe,Clean Water projects across the Southern California region. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Masters in Environmental Engineering in May 2020 and a B.S. in Environmental Science from UCLA in June 2019. He has always been incredibly enthusisatic and passionate about environmental and water resources engineering and worked as a Project Director for the Environmenal Design project and was Founder/President of the UCLA American Water Works Association at UCLA. Gurjot is an amatuer photographer, vinyl enthusiast, loyal LA foodie and eager hiker!

Gurjot Kohli - University Outreach

Craftwater Engineering - LA Younger Member Forum

About the Committee

ASCE LA YMF supports the local university chapters as needed.  The university outreach committee encourages students to engage with ASCE and stay involved throughout the transition from academia into professional stages of careers.  LA YMF promotes professional development and fosters & facilitates interaction between students and the industry.  LA YMF offers mentorship and recognition to aspiring engineers.  LA YMF supports chapters through mock interview workshops, graduate school advice, professional licensure preparation, review of annual student chapter reports, promotion of student events, and funding. 

Our Supported Local University Chapters



The ASCE Convention is the Society’s premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the breadth that ASCE encompasses.

• Learn about cutting-edge innovation in the industry.
• Participate in thought-provoking education sessions.
• Develop leadership skills that can further enhance
your career.

The ASCE Younger Member Forums (YMF) of the Los Angeles Section (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Joaquin, San Bernardino/Riverside, Santa Barbara/Ventura, and San Luis Obispo) have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2019 ASCE Convention in Miami, Florida held Oct. 9-12, 2019. The recipient will receive up to $1000 in reimbursement for the cost of registration, flight, and room (all receipts required). After registering, the recipient will be reimbursed for registration and then receive the rest of the $1000 on the condition of later submitting flight and room receipts along with a summary of the event with photos. One will be required to return all $1000 if the recipient does not attend the Convention. Attending ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference grants you the opportunity to receive points for your Student Chapter Annual Report, not to mention the opportunity to rub elbows with the world’s best and brightest engineers!



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Listed below are the general requirements for applicants. The applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited university (provide proof of enrollment for Fall 2019)

  • Majoring in Civil Engineering or a related field

  • An active member of an ASCE Student Chapter



The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • 50% Written Essay

  • 40% ASCE Involvement

  • 10% Attention to Detail



Essays will be judged for originality, content, structure, and grammar.



Applications to open NOW!