Company & Title:
Graduate Engineer II, Westwood Professional Services
Years in the industry:
Why do you enjoy being an ASCE member?
ASCE has connected me to many of the people I am closest to today. It has been a great way to keep in touch with old friends and to connect to new people in the community.
What is your favorite event of ASCE YMF?
The social events have always been quite fun, but I like the volunteer opportunities most, specifically the Opportunity Village Magical Forest.
What is an engineering project you're proud of?
This is going to sound cheesy. There are so many cool and uniquely odd projects I've worked on, square mile large master plans, miles of infrastructure, homes with facilities literally carved into the hillside, but one of my proudest is my first. A small gas station gave me a whole new perspective in how much responsibility our profession wields. There's an intricate system of storm drain infrastructure hiding in plain sight, protecting our communities, and many are almost completely unaware of its existence. The gas station has been fully built for a while now and every time I pass it, I wave hi.
Fun fact about Caitlyn:
I love to create. The want to craft and design is the umbrella to many of my interests. Learning how to make a savory crepe cake because it looked delicious in a food anime is as fun to me as fixing the last bug in my workbook created to summarize storm drain models with a couple of clicks.