As leaders of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, Eli Diaz and Ryan Arrieta have found themselves at the nexus of Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria, which slammed into the island Sept. 20, 2017. For months, they’ve been working diligently to devise ways to restore water and sewer services to the people of Puerto Rico despite the loss of electricity and communications.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is rolling out a new mentoring program this fall to connect students with alumni and engineering professionals who want to help them prepare for their post-college lives.
Leadership is complicated — “squishy,” even — but the principles are simple, according to the fall 2017 Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker. The hard part is applying those principles effectively.
Three recent alumnae will travel to Malaysia in October as part of a group of promising young professionals at engineering firm Arcadis.Yashika Agarwalla, Kelsey Eichbauer and Ana Jayaro are three of the 14 employees selected for the 2017 group from North America.
From conversations revolving around parts per billion and EPA standards, to meetings about investment funds, to deliberations on branding and marketing strategy, recently graduated Yellow Jackets Shannon Evanchec and Samantha Becker agree that there’s no such thing as a typical workday when you’ve founded a startup.
Guiomar Obregon has been helping build Atlanta through the engineering firm she started almost 20 years ago. The 1993 master’s graduate in civil engineering is also helping build the skills and reputation of engineers from Colombia, where she grew up.