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Garrett Shay is presently working at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in the Geotechnical Branch. He is a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual, with three years of Geotech-focused experience, mostly in subsurface investigations and deep foundation inspection.  Born and raised in Massachusetts, he received his Bachelor's degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in Civil and Environmental Engineering, but newly relocated to Southern California with interest to specialize in slope stability and seismic design. He currently serves as the Social, Sports, and Membership Co-Chair.

Garrett Shay - Social Activities Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

Margarita Evans is an Engineering Assistant with The Eden Group where she does civil and structural design. She received her Bachelor of Science from University in Russia. Margarita currently holds E.I.T. and is working on getting her PE license. Her intersts outside of work are kinesiology, contortion and aerial arts in which she is a certified instructor.

Margarita Evans - Social Activities Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

Interested in becoming a National ASCE member and/or a Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF) member?

Becoming an LA YMF member is easy. There are no extra fees or applications and anyone who qualifies to join National ASCE is welcomed. LA YMF provides an opportunity for civil engineers to become familiar with the engineering community and get involved in ASCE early in their professional careers. The official age range is 35 and younger, but we welcome those that are young at heart. Our goal is to capture the enthusiasm we all had as college students and build a coalition of successful younger engineers.

When you join ASCE as a National member, you can take pride in knowing that you're a part of a nationally recognized organization working to improve the public image of your profession, solve our nation's infrastructure crisis, and on the forefront of the industry's sustainability initiatives. It is a great opportunity to become a leader and belong to an amazing professional organization.

In addition, when you become a member of ASCE, your dues help fund most of our programs and events. We invite you to join our mailing list on our home page or contact our Membership Chairs for more information, Chloe Ghatios at

To become a National ASCE member or for more information visit the links below:

ASCE LA YMF helped me meet really wonderful friends when I moved to LA two years ago and gave me this amazing platform to inspire kids to Dream Big! I feel like I am able to play a meaningful role in my new community and am really grateful to have this opportunity

Monica Morales

As a LA YMF Committee Chair, I am able to continue growing my technical knowledge and leaderships skills, while striving to create a positive impact within our communities for the following generations to come

Jonathan Ontiveros


Grow your Network

Being an LA YMF board member has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual by helping me establish strong roots within the engineering community and work on my networking and speaking skills. In addition, the friendships gained through the organization are invaluable!

Kevin Woods

Through LA YMF, I love having a way to inspire young girls to look at STEM as something that they can thrive in, and not just something for the boys!

Chloe Gharios

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